Public perceptions of incompatibility between “science and religion”

  title={Public perceptions of incompatibility between “science and religion”},
  author={Joseph O. Baker},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={340 - 353}
  • Joseph O. Baker
  • Published 28 February 2012
  • Sociology
  • Public Understanding of Science
Narratives of conflict regarding the connections between science and religion receive considerable attention in multiple forums of public discourse. These discussions tend to focus on philosophical, abstract, and/or polemical, rather than empirical issues. Data from a 2007 national survey indicate that a relatively small proportion of American adults perceive incompatibility between science and religion. Those who do are divided evenly into groups privileging science and privileging religion… 

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