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Global Strategy Group conducted an online survey of 1,002 likely voters nationwide from April 6th to 10th, 2020 on behalf of 314 Action to understand voters’ attitudes toward political candidates with a background in science in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
THE BOTTOMLINE: As the nation confronts a global pandemic, voters want more candidates with a background in science in office. In such an unprecedented time, voters think Washington politicians are ill-equipped to confront the crisis, and Congress would benefit from more science professionals who are professionally trained to make decisions based on evidence and facts.
In the current environment, voters overwhelmingly say knowing a candidate has a background in science makes them more favorable.
Science professionals are most trusted to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the greatest issues facing the U.S. now.
Voters overwhelmingly believe Congress would benefit from more members with a background in science.
Voters believe our country’s politicians lack the experience necessary to address the coronavirus pandemic and blame politicians for not listening to scientists.
Voters overwhelmingly believe it is very important for elected officials to have a basic understanding of science and to make decisions based on evidence and facts.
Global Strategy Group conducted an online survey of 1,002 likely voters nationwide from April 6th to 10th, 2020. The results have a margin of error of +/-3.1%. The margin of error among subgroups is greater.