Nearly three in 10 adults (28%) globally say they feel their government leaders did not place much or any value on scientists' expertise in 2020. That's according to a recent Wellcome Global Monitor report.
About one in in four adults surveyed in 2020, the year Covid-19 took hold around the world, said they think the leaders in their national government value the opinions and expertise of scientists "a lot." About 35% said government leaders place "some" value in scientists' expert opinions.
The Wellcome Global Monitor is a survey conducted in 113 countries and territories throughout 2020. The survey used representative sampling to gather how more than 90% of the world's adult population says it felt about Covid-19, science, government and trust in institutions during the first full year of the pandemic.
To learn more about perceptions during the time of the pandemic, check out Wellcome's newly released report: Wellcome Global Monitor: How the World Views Science Amid COVID-19.
This information was sourced from Gallup.