Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society

This data visualization illustrates the disparities between what the public believes versus what the scientists believe on certain scientific topics. In the era we live in today, media reigns over the public opinion instead of scientific research. This can cause problems when unscientific opinions are spoken through a louder and more attractive speakerphone than scientists. One of these examples is the recent trend of anti-vaccination, which is creating a comeback in diseases such as measles, which the US had already been deemed to have eradicated 15 years ago.

http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/29/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/

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