Most Americans have positive image of research scientists, but fewer see them as good communicators
Chart: Majorities of Americans see scientists as intelligent, focused on solving real-world problems
About nine-in-ten Americans see research scientists as intelligent, while a smaller majority describe them as good communicators.
Most Americans have positive image of research scientists, but fewer see them as good communicators
new survey showed US people desirable & not-desirable qualities & asked how they fit w/ 'research scientists' + those w/ less science knowledge (SK) rated them more positively + those w/ more SK were more critical of their communication skills
From : Americans rated scientists high in intelligence (89%), a bit lower in solving real-world problems (75%) and honesty (71%), and much lower in communication skills (54%).
Most Americans have positive image of research scientists, but fewer see them as good communicators