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Elizabeth Brewster

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    Science, at the moment, seems to have a bit of a confidence problem.

    Although a solid majority (77%) of Americans say they have at least a fair amount of trust that scientists are acting in the public interest, only 29% describe a great deal of trust, according to a 2022 report by the Pew Research Center. And that figure is down 10 percentage points from 2022.

    Further, the Pew study says nearly a quarter (22%), have little to no confidence in scientists. Divided partisan perspectives explain only …

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    Elizabeth Brewster is a freelance writer based in Evanston, Ill. ([email protected]).