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The War on Science Didn’t Damage Support for Research

Senior Fellow Ruy Teixeria takes a look at the recent Pew poll on public perceptions of science at the main CAP site today and concludes that in spite of the previous administration’s decidedly negative stance on a variety of scientific matters, the public still favors federal support of basic research. He writes: “These data suggest that, while Bush and the conservatives tried their best to stir up hostility to science, their views never caught hold among the public. Indeed, the public is not only very supportive of scientific research, but is clearly willing to put its money where its mouth is.”

More numbers from the poll here.

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