The goal of this project is to analyze the factors that affect trust in science, as well as the prevalence and predictors of science-related populist attitudes across countries. Specifically, we are interested in a) public opinion on the role of science in society and policymaking, b) the perceived goals and benefits of science, c) the ways individuals across the globe inform themselves and communicate about science, and d) climate change attitudes.

To sample participants in as many countries as possible, this project is set up in the form of a Many Labs study. Interested researchers can collaborate on this project by collecting data in exchange for co-authorship. You can find more information under "Call for collaboration".

This project is led by Dr. Viktoria Cologna (Harvard University) and Dr. Niels G. Mede (University of Zurich).