Source: CBS News
As the government struggles to contain growing public concern about coronavirus from spilling over into panic, it’s faced with a potentially larger problem — trust in science.
More access to misinformation online is casting doubt on established science, making it more difficult for many to separate scientific fact from questionable ideas.
As social media posts and YouTube videos have increasingly cast doubt on science, surveys show a decline in the number of young Americans that believe in basic and long-established scientific facts, and there are troubling signs that fringe ideas are making their way into classrooms.
In the CBSN Original “The War on Science,” Adam Yamaguchi discovers pockets of America where politics, religion, social media, and conspiracy theories drive a deepening suspicion of science.
Watch “The War on Science” above and read the story at CBS News.
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