The public trust in science and the people behind it continued declining when the COVID-19 pandemic worsened worldwide.
Public Trust Towards Science and Scientists Continues Declining Following COVID-19 Pandemic Worldwide
The public trust in science and the people behind it continued declining following the worsened COVID-19 pandemic across the world as the public trust in science has continued to drop despite the efforts and work done by the people behind it due to several factors.
According to a report published in US News, there are several people who already don’t have much confidence in the actions of scientists based on the survey about the public trust in science, wherein there is a large percentage of Americans who are now wary of the effect of science in the society, proving the declining public trust in science.
With the recent surveys of public trust, social media platforms have reportedly contributed to how the public viewed science and scientists, especially during the pandemic when people mostly relied on what they saw online, even the misinformation and speculations about science and science-related actions, leading to the decline in public trust.
Public Trust in Science and Scientists Varies Depending on Groups Getting Different Information
Following the declining overall public trust in science, experts claimed that it remained on top together with the military and medical as other people showed their trust that science and scientists have made a great impact on society.
Experts revealed that the varying percentage of public trust in science and the people behind it mainly depend on how different groups or individuals gathered their information about how science works, CNN reported.