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Trust in Finnish science booming


Pandemic contributed to highest trust levels ever, with half of Finns calling for funding increase

Finnish people’s trust in science grew steeply over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest results of a survey. 

The Finnish Science Barometer, which has been published every three years since 2001, showed that two-thirds of respondents said the pandemic had increased their confidence in science and researchers. Trust levels are now at the highest they have ever been since the survey’s beginning, with 82 per cent of Finns saying they trust academics. 

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