Interview: Do people trust scientists?

What does our best available evidence tell us about public trust in science and science advice? How has that evolved recently? And what’s the moral of the story for science advisors, policymakers, and the people who design science advice systems?

In our latest podcast episode, Dr Cary Funk of Pew Research in Washington DC discusses these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA. We also discuss whether you can educate people into trusting you, why people give confusingly different answers to seemingly similar questions, and what ‘trust’ actually means anyway.

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