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Science in America

A new poll's out from the Pew Research Center on how researchers and the public view American science. After polling about 2,500 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and 2,000 lay people, the data show a gap between what scientists and the public believe. About half of scientists say that American research leads the world, and they largely accept both evolution and anthropogenic global warming.

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