Author Archives: Cary Funk

Real Numbers: Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science


This article is in Science and Religion: Exploring the Harmonies, Fall 2017


For many years, the scientific community has been wondering—and often worrying—about the extent to which the public trusts science. Some observers have warned of a “war on science,” and recently some have expressed concern about the rise of populist antagonism to the influence of experts. But public confidence in the scientific community appears to be […]