Study: Breakthroughs can boost public’s trust of science but only temporarilyListen 8:04
Columnist Tom Friedman notes in his opinion piece in Wednesday’s New York Times that President Donald Trump has yet to name a science adviser; he pulled out of the Paris climate accord without any input from scientists; and he’s proposing a budget for fiscal 2018 that eliminates the Department of Energy’s innovation lab and slashes funding for key national science and medical labs.
In that context, a new Annenberg Public Policy Center study examines factors that influence public confidence in science. NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller spoke to study co-author Dr. Joe Hilgard about the findings.
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