GES Colloquium | Emily Pechar – Beyond Political Ideology: Attitudes Towards Government and Corporations on Trust in Science

April 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

GES Colloquium, 4/9/18 - Emily Pechar, Environmental Policy | Understanding public distrust of science is both theoretically and practically important. While previous research has focused on the association between political ideology and trust in science, it is at best an inconsistent predictor. This study demonstrates that two dimensions of political ideology—attitudes towards governments and corporations—can more precisely predict trust in science across issues.