A latest poll reveals that American scientists are more concerned about rapid increase in climate change due to human action than nuclear powers.
The Pew Research Center carried out a survey in order to determine the exact difference. They accumulated data of nearly 2,002 American adults and 3,748 scientists. Afterwards, they asked the views of participants on numerous science related issues like whether the intake of genetically modified foods are safe or not? Only 28 percent public consider modified food do not cause any harm to the health of human beings. In comparison, around 8 percent scientists believe that foods grown with pesticides are safe to eat.
Later, the close analysis of the answers indicates a gap of around 20 percent in every eighth scientific issue such as global warming and production of genetically altered foods
Lee Rainie, director of internet, science and technology at Pew discussed the outcome of the current analysis. He states that these gaps are certainly noteworthy. It evidently shows that scientific society and public have a different perception regarding the world. Therefore, the majority of these disagreements are between public and the members of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Edward Maibach, a communication professor at George Mason University points out towards a few major reasons behind the difference. He informs that scientists usually draw opinion through extensive scientific knowledge. Hence, their approach is slightly different from the general public.