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Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts


This report is made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at:

Primary research team

Cary Funk, Director, Science and Society Research Brian Kennedy, Senior Researcher Courtney Johnson, Research Associate Meg Hefferon, Research Analyst Cary Lynne Thigpen, Research Assistant

Editorial and graphic design

Pamela Ferdinand, Freelance editor David Kent, Copy Editor Selena Qian, Intern

Communications and web publishing

Shawnee Cohn, Communications Manager Haley Nolan, Communications Associate Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer Sara Atske, Assistant Digital Producer




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