Trust in scientists in the United Kingdom in 2018, by gender

In 2018, 47 percent of British women as well as 47 percent of men surveyed said they had a lot of trust in scientists the United Kingdom. A further 42 percent of women said they have some trust in scientists, while eight percent of Britons have not much trust in scientists.

How much do you trust scientists in this country?*

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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 21 to May 22, 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The survey question was worded: 'How much do you trust each of the following? How about scientists in this country? Do you trust them a lot, some, not much, or not at all?'

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