This is a NYT article of interest to our community. Not too clear (imho) on some basics, but worth reading. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/style/milliennial-nuns-spiritual-quest.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
A friend brought this August 3, 2019 article to my attention -- Source: https://mailchi.mp/pewresearch.org/trust-and-mistrust-in-scientific-experts?e=e0522db5c6 "In an era when science and politics often appear to collide, public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates. At the same time, partisans are divided over how they view the value and objectivity of scientific experts. Americans often trust practitioners more than researchers but are skeptical about scientific integrity Americans say open access to data and independent review inspire more trust in research findings More Democrats than Republicans trust the objectivity of scientists and the scientific method "