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What past epidemics tell us about public trust in science — and scientists

Aksoy, Cevat, Eichengreen, Barry and Saka, Orkun (2020) What past epidemics tell us about public trust in science — and scientists. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (04 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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The Covid-19 pandemic will have major implications for public trust in scientific expertise. But will this effect be positive or negative, and will it affect trust in individual scientists or science more broadly? Cevat Giray Aksoy, Barry Eichengreen and Orkun Saka write that people aged 18 to 25, whose core beliefs are still being formed, are likely to suffer the strongest impact of Covid-19 on their faith in scientists, but not in science.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Institute of Global Affairs
Systemic Risk Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2020 13:21
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2021 23:19

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