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Americans’ views on nutrition research scientists

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About half of Americans have a positive view of nutrition research scientists, but minorities of U.S. adults think they can count on nutrition researchers to do a good job, show concern for the public interest or provide fair and accurate information about their research. And most Americans are skeptical of nutrition research scientists when it comes to issues of transparency and accountability for mistakes or misconduct, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

Overall views

51% of Americans have a positive view of nutrition research scientists, while 11% have a negative view and 38% have neither positive nor negative views.

Trust and mistrust

Roughly three-in-ten say nutrition researchers care about the public’s best interests (29%) or do a good job conducting research (28%) all or most of the time. About a quarter (24%) think nutrition researchers provide fair and accurate information about their findings with the same frequency.

Few believe nutrition researchers are…

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