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Ontario Science Centre survey reveals gap in public understanding of critical scientific issues

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Timed to coincide with Science Literacy Week 2016, a new survey from the Ontario Science Centre shows that although most Canadians are confident in their grasp of key scientific issues, there are significant gaps in their actual understanding of the science behind them. The survey, conducted by Leger, asked Canadians about their scientific knowledge of climate change, vaccinations and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The results show that being familiar with the science behind an issue does not necessarily equate to understanding. Read more

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