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Friday, July 10, 2009

Science in America

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press recently completed a survey of American attitudes toward science. The results reveal the paradox that exists in American society, where Americans value science and have a high regard for scientists, but significantly disagree with the scientific community on fundamental scientific principles. The survey highlights some of the challenges that exist in convincing society to support policies (such as, say, greenhouse gas mitigation or climate adaptation) arising from scientific investigations.

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