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Katie Couric is holding an event Wednesday to promote 3M's second annual "State of Science Index Survey," which found that the number of people who are skeptical about science actually increased 3 points from last year, to 35%.

  • At a time when science is under attack from the White House, Couric told Axios in an interview: "We need to talk about really important stories in a non-political way."
  • Couric —who has turned to digital with her new Katie Couric Media and a newsletter, "Wake-Up Call" — said it's important to "make people feel more confidence in science — trusting of scientists and appreciative of all they do."

The survey found that people "are more likely to care about science when they know what it will eventually do."

  • The study, which included 14 countries, said 85% of people around the world admit they know little to nothing about science.
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