Scientists' political donations reflect polarization in academia—with implications for the public's trust in science

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 13:43 in Psychology & Sociology

People who lean left politically reported an increase in trust in scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic, while those who lean right politically reported much lower levels of trust in scientists. This polarization around scientific issues—from COVID-19 to climate change to evolution—is at its peak since surveys started tracking this question over 50 years ago.

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