Increasing science literacy may not lead to more science support

Support for science does not always correlate with attitudes toward specific issues; report offers conceptual framework for science literacy research.

U.S. adults perform comparably to adults in other economically developed countries on most measures of science knowledge and say they support science in general, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine.

However, attitudes toward some specific issues, such as climate change or genetic engineering, may be shaped by factors such as va

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