Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
While Americans believe scientists do important work … they do not trust scientific findings. A cause for concern?
Science holds an esteemed place among citizens and professionals. Americans recognize the accomplishments of scientists in key fields and, despite considerable dispute about the role of government in other realms, there is broad public support for government investment in scientific research.
Despite broadly similar views about the overall place of science in America, citizens and scientists often see science-related issues through different sets of eyes. There are large differences in their views across a host of issues.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.