How do people feel about science around the world?

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It might feel like there are more science skeptics than science enthusiasts in the world, especially if you spend a lot of time on social media. 3M’s 2019 State of Science Index (SOSI) survey has conflicting results. After surveying 14,025 people from 14 developed and emerging countries, 3M found that, while one in three people are skeptical of science, there’s also a lot of excitement about scientific innovation.

Questions included in the State of Science Index ranged from how people feel about scientific and technological innovations like robots and self-driving cars to how science affects their daily lives. Of the skeptics, 31 percent responded that their lives would be no different if science didn’t exist and 40 percent said they think science is boring.

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