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Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

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More Americans have confidence in scientists, but there are political divides over the role of scientific experts in policy issues... six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues... but Americans are divided along party lines in terms of how they view the value and objectivity of scientists ... particularly sizable gaps between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to trust in scientists whose work is related to the environment...
Higher levels of familiarity with the work of scientists are associated with more positive and more trusting views of scientists ... things that would influence their faith in scientific findings...: Open public access to data and independent committee reviews inspire the most confidence ...
equal shares of Democrats and Republicans (54%) believe the public should play an important role in guiding policy decisions on scientific issues...

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