Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The public trusts scientists—but not their conclusions - Ars Technica

There's also a large partisan divide when it comes to science. Nearly half of the respondents who described themselves as conservative Republicans felt that private money funds sufficient research, and they were the only group where less than half felt that government-funded research was essential to scientific progress. The scientists, meanwhile, felt that funding from the National Institutes of Health and National Science foundation was critical to science.
The public trusts scientists—but not their conclusions - Ars Technica
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