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Majorities across 20 publics say government investments in scientific research are worthwhile and express a lot or some confidence in scientists to do what is right for the public.
As ownership of mobile phones, especially smartphones, spreads rapidly across the globe, there are still notable numbers of people in emerging economies who don’t have access to mobile phones. And even phone owners struggle with connectivity, costs and security issues.
The European continent today is split in public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion.