Pew Research Center

More on the recent Pew poll and on debating the science

My colleague Steve Weissman writes well here about the recently released Pew poll on Americans’ beliefs about climate change.  Like Steve, I find the most troubling statistics from the poll to be the plunging numbers of people who seem to believe the underlying science.  This is from Pew’s write-up: 57% [of all respondents] think there is solid evidence that the …


Science, the public, and policy

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press today released the results of a survey (full report here) of American scientists and the public. The survey lands at a time when both scientists and politicians are actively questioning how science can play a more effective role in the policy process, so it’s not …