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Over the last 20 years confidence in the leaders of the scientific community has _______.
increased
remained stable
decreased
A person older than 50 is more likely to have a "great deal" of trust in the scientific community compared to 18-34 year-olds.
True
False
What is the name of the congressionally mandated report released every two years by the National Science Board that contains quantitative information on the state of U.S. science and engineering?
America Speaks
Science and Engineering Indicators
General Social Survey
Raising Voices for Science
What percentage of U.S. adults say that the benefits of scientific research outweigh the harms?
51%
64%
72%
88%
What percentage of U.S. adults without a high school degree say that the benefits of scientific research outweigh the harms?
52%
67%
72%
84%
Public support for government investment in basic scientific research is _______ the support for funding in engineering and technology.
greater than
about equal to
less than
Expanded definitions of science literacy may include which of the following:
understanding of scientific processes and practices
familiarity with how science and scientists work
a capacity to weigh and evaluate products of science
an ability to engage in civic discussions
all of the above
Case study: What percentage of U.S. adults trust climate scientists "a lot" (vs. some or not at all) to provide full and accurate information about the causes of climate change?
24%
39%
50%
68%
Case Study: Which age group is more likely to agree with the statement "almost all medical scientists agree the MMR (measles mumps rubella) vaccine is safe"?
18-29
65+
0
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