Curated Resource ( ? )

Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

my notes ( ? )

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...

Read the Full Post

The above notes were curated from the full post

Related reading

More Stuff I Like

More Stuff tagged policy , trust , science communication , evidence-based policy

See also: Online Community Management , Social Media Strategy , Content Creation & Marketing , Communications Tactics , Social Web , Politics , Science&Technology

Cookies disclaimer saves very few cookies onto your device: we need some to monitor site traffic using Google Analytics, while another protects you from a cross-site request forgeries. Nevertheless, you can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device. More details in our Privacy Policy.