This selected resource is a recent AP News article, which highlights evidence on the public’s perceptions of science, the divide by political party lines, and a call for bipartisan scientific support.
The Nobel Foundation, in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences, organized the first Nobel Prize Summit in 2021. This year’s focus on misinformation, entitled Truth, Trust and Hope brought together an international group of experts and leaders in Washington, DC.
We hear about ‘science’ broadly in many different venues, whether it is in the evening news or when discussing the weather.
The Effects of media narratives about failures and discoveries in science on beliefs about and support for science
The way in which media reports scientific failures, such as unsuccessful efforts to replicate findings, can significantly impact public perceptions of trust and confidence in scientific work.
To sustain and promote trust in science, individual researchers, research institutions, and scholarly outlets must honor science’s norms.