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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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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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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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