Americans Like Science — and Scientists

22 07 2009

Well, thank goodness! (or should we thank god for making it so?)

Cock of the snook to the Global Ethics Center for this summary of the new Pew poll.

Read even more about it here.

[S]cience and scientists are viewed positively by those who differ over evolution, global warming and other contentious issues.

On the question of evolution, for instance, 78% of those who say that humans and other living things have evolved over time because of natural selection and other natural processes say that scientists contribute a lot to the well-being of society. Those who say humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time express a less positive view of scientists; nonetheless, 63% of them say scientists have contributed a great deal to society.

Pew poll graphic July 2009

Pew poll graphic July 2009