Scientists of a feather flock together

Researchers and the public may disagree in part due to their social circles

owls in a row

Like some birds, people tend to hang out with people with similar characteristics — whether it’s similar careers, politics, education or affinity for owls. The effects of like-minded social networks might explain some of the results of a recent survey of opinions between scientists and the public.

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