Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust

An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science

LEWANDOWSKY Stephan, OBERAUER Klaus, E. GIGNAC Gilles
01/01/2013

Although nearly all domain experts agree that carbon dioxide emissions are altering the world’s climate, segments of the public remain unconvinced by the scientific evidence. The findings parallel to those of previous work show that endorsement of free-market economics predicted rejection of climate science. The results provide empirical support for previous suggestions that conspiratorial thinking contributes to the rejection of science. Acceptance of science, by contrast, was strongly associated with the perception of a consensus among scientists.

Topic :  Disinformation  
/
Format :    
/
Edition :  Association for Psychological Science  
/
Country :  Australia and Switzerland 
/
Language  :  English 
/
Share the article
Endowment fund for the creation of the Fondation Descartes
8, Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris.
Follow us
usercrossmenuchevron-down-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram