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Americans Have Little Faith In Scientists, Science Journalists: Poll
12-22-2013, 08:03 AM #1
Wayne5 Member
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How much faith do Americans have in scientists and science journalists? Not a whole lot, a new survey finds.

In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, only 36 percent of Americans reported having "a lot" of trust that information they get from scientists is accurate and reliable. Fifty-one percent said they trust that information only a little, and another 6 percent said they don't trust it at all.

Science journalists fared even worse in the poll. Only 12 percent of respondents said they had a lot of trust in journalists to get the facts right in their stories about scientific studies. Fifty-seven percent said they have a little bit of trust, while 26 percent said they don't trust journalists at all to accurately report on scientific studies.

What’s more, many Americans worry that the results of scientific studies are sometimes tainted by political ideology -- or by pressure from the studies’ corporate sponsors.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/21...81487.html

This is a really interesting article. I must admit I don't trust scientists very much as well. I like to see the raw data myself if I can.

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12-22-2013, 09:31 AM #2
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
I hate to say this,,,but I don't trust them at all anymore,,,

seen way too many of them publish whatever provides funding,,,

seen them go completely against there own beliefs of what is true,,,

just to get the funding,,,and that is the problem,,,they want to eat

as well,,,and want a new laptop,,,car,,,house,,,etc.,,,

science for hire,,,that is the real bottom line,,,too often...

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12-22-2013, 09:34 AM #3
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
New study finds all new studys,,,

are wrong...

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12-22-2013, 10:31 AM #4
Wayne5 Member
Posts:660 Threads:61 Joined:Nov 2013
(12-22-2013, 09:31 AM)Softy Wrote:  I hate to say this,,,but I don't trust them at all anymore,,,

seen way too many of them publish whatever provides funding,,,

seen them go completely against there own beliefs of what is true,,,

just to get the funding,,,and that is the problem,,,they want to eat

as well,,,and want a new laptop,,,car,,,house,,,etc.,,,

science for hire,,,that is the real bottom line,,,too often...

(:X

I totally agree. cheers.gif
12-22-2013, 11:49 AM #5
White Ribbon call me
Posts:9,779 Threads:371 Joined:Apr 2013
science is limited, i dont trust it.. 13.gif
12-22-2013, 03:47 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,585 Threads:1,443 Joined:Feb 2011
This is Murica, by gawd, ain't nobody got time for that gosh darn nonsense from those pencil necked geeks. chuckle.gif

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