Without the public’s trust, scientists have difficulty affecting policy and having an impact. With this in mind, we explored how endorsements of presidential candidates by scientific publications affected trust in science.
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How do you decide whether to approach a group of strangers for help, whether to sign a contract with one company or another, or whether to be fully honest about your abilities and interests when answering questions from a job interview panel?
There are a range of everyday interactions in which an individual must make decisions about how much to trust a group of people. These decisions are sometimes based on limited information and made with little or no previous contact with the group. So how do we decide whether the group is trustworthy?