wildlife loss: While science skeptics represent the minority of Canadians, their number is increasing, said Richard Chartrand of 3M Canada, according to CTV. This trend is concerning because it shows that distrust is growing. The survey, by the polling firm Ipsos for the multinational 3M company, also found that nearly half of those surveyed thought scientists are elitist and that a significant number of respondents discounted findings that don't accord with their personal beliefs. The Canadian figures are from a global survey of more than 14,000 people between July and September 2018. At a time when accelerating climate change and wildlife loss are placing science at the top of the public agenda, the survey found that 32 per cent of respondents were skeptical about it. It's the second year 3M has done the research. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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