Monthly Archives: June 2022

Public Hugely Underestimate Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, PERITIA Study Finds

  • June 29, 2022
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The public in six European nations are hugely underestimating the extent of the scientific consensus on climate change, according to a new study. On average, people estimate is that 68% of climate scientists have concluded human-caused climate change is happening – far lower than the reality of 99.9%, as revealed in previous academic research.1 Carried […]

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New Research Paper on Trust in Scientists and Medical Experts Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines

  • June 27, 2022
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Are scientists and medical experts the most suitable figures to convince the general public to get vaccinated? Research from PERITIA and others has shown that they are among the most trusted professionals, but do people trust them enough to effectively change their behaviour and overcome their vaccine hesitancy? In their recently published article Countering Vaccine […]

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PERITIA Partners Discuss Trust in Expertise across Europe

  • June 23, 2022
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On 20/21 June 2022, after two long years of pandemic restrictions, researchers and team members representing the 11 PERITIA consortium partners from 9 European countries finally met in person again at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for the project’s General Assembly. In addition to the announcement of the winners of the PERITIA Youth […]

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Youth on Trust Awards!

  • June 22, 2022
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We are happy to announce the winners of the European student competition Youth on Trust Awards. Following the deliberations of the jury, the winners of each age category were announced during the PERITIA General Assembly on 20 June 2022.       In the category from 13-14 years, the four winners are (in alphabetical order):   Zorayr Beknazaryan, […]

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Youth on Trust Awards Finalists Announced

  • June 16, 2022
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We are happy to share the finalists of the European student competition Youth on Trust Awards. The initiative invites students from across Europe to share their views in a forum where their voices can be heard on the topic of trust in our social and political life. The finalists were announced live during two events. […]

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Protecting own reputation and making money seen as motivating governments’ and scientists’ Covid responses to different degrees

  • June 14, 2022
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When it comes to Covid-19, a majority of people think their government is motivated by building or protecting its own reputation (70%) and making lots of money (60%) in relation to the pandemic, according to an international study of six countries in Europe. The research was carried out by the Policy Institute at King’s College […]

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