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Paul Stoneman Talks about the PERITIA Survey on Trust in Expertise with the European Science-Media Hub

  • August 11, 2022
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PERITIA researcher Dr Paul Stoneman (The Policy Institute, King’s College London) was featured on the European Science-Media Hub with an interview about the results of our recently released survey on trust in expertise and science. In the article, Stoneman offered an overview of the key takeaways of the survey for understanding how the public perceives […]

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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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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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Negative Feelings towards Government Are Highest in Poland and UK – PERITIA Survey

  • May 25, 2022
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Negative feelings about national governments and the European Commission are general among six surveyed European countries and stand in strong contrast to the positive feelings expressed towards scientists. In Poland six in ten people feel negatively towards their government while the UK is the country where most people say the government ignores rules and procedures […]

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Gloria Origgi Explores Trust in Science in the UNESCO Podcast ‘The Policy Nerd’

  • April 21, 2022
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PERITIA researcher Gloria Origgi, philosopher and Director of Research at the CNRS in Paris, participated in the latest episode of the podcast ‘The Policy Nerd’, organised by the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab and hosted by UNESCO’s expert Iulia Sevciuc. The discussion explores how science is a form of power and the role of public trust […]

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Lateral Reading and Monetary Incentives to Spot Disinformation about Science

  • April 11, 2022
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Disinformation about scientific findings has become a pressing issue during the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of false information about vaccines or medical treatments has led to enormous economic and public health burdens. Researchers, journalists, policymakers and other practitioners are working together to find practical strategies to tackle disinformation and help online users recognise false contents. […]

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New Book by Onora O’Neill on the Ethics of Online Communication

  • February 28, 2022
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Onora O’Neill, Philosopher and Chair of the PERITIA Board, has published A Philosopher Looks at Digital Communication, by Cambridge University Press. The book explores the impact of digital technologies on communication and advocates for a new ethics of communication that focuses on listeners, readers, browsers and audiences as well as originators.  An article published at […]

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