Politics

Poll: Only 35% of Conservatives Trust Science

| by Michael Allen

According to a new report published in the journal American Sociological Review, only 35 percent of self-identified conservatives said they had a “great deal of trust in science” in 2010.

This is a 28 percent decline since the first survey was taken in 1974, when 48 percent of conservatives, about the same percentage as liberals, trusted science.

The report also said that support for science remained relatively flat among liberals and moderates in 2010.