Mixed attitudes toward science around the globe
In the United States and around the globe, people have mixed views on science, according to a new survey commissioned by 3M.
- A small but vocal group aren’t sure science has any impact on their day-to-day lives and are skeptical of basic scientific claims.
- But many are optimistic about science, and believe that a number of problems —from teleportation to cancer —will be solved in their lifetimes.
The takeaway: ““At the surface everything seems great, but then you find dichotomies that are hard to reconcile,” says Jayshree Seth, 3M’s Chief Science Advocate and a corporate scientist at the company. “It’s very clear that around the globe, people were definitely confused about how much impact science has on their everyday lives.”