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 2012
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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