Politicization of Science in the Public Sphere

  title={Politicization of Science in the Public Sphere},
  author={Gordon Gauchat},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={167 - 187}
  • G. Gauchat
  • Published 29 March 2012
  • Education
  • American Sociological Review
This study explores time trends in public trust in science in the United States from 1974 to 2010. More precisely, I test Mooney’s (2005) claim that conservatives in the United States have become increasingly distrustful of science. Using data from the 1974 to 2010 General Social Survey, I examine group differences in trust in science and group-specific change in these attitudes over time. Results show that group differences in trust in science are largely stable over the period, except for… 

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