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How Americans Learned Science in a Hurry During Pandemic

November 7, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by The Record

How do Americans acquire information about emerging scientific issues, such as climate change or the COVID-19 pandemic, to assess the adequacy of government actions and make voting decisions? An international team led by U-M research scientist Jon Miller found that people who earned a college degree and took the required college science courses gained a general level of biological literacy that enabled them to make more informed policy judgments about the effectiveness of the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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