Publications - December 2023

Preprint and peer-reviewed publications from RECOVER’s studies

Outsciencing the scientists: a cross-sectional mixed-methods investigation of public trust in scientists in seven European countries (Heyerdahl et al., 2023)

In this era of global health crises, public trust in scientists is a crucial determinant of adherence to public health recommendations. Studies of trust in scientists often link sociodemographic and other factors to such adherence but rely on assumptions about scientists and neglect scientific uncertainty. We undertook a cross-sectional mixed-methods study evaluating factors associated with public trust of scientists in Europe, investigating how and why respondents embraced certain claims in scientific debates.

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