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