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Canadians are confused about science vs. opinion, poll suggests – CBC News

A protester holds a sign reading “Ban GMO” (genetically modified organism) in the “March Against Monsanto” in Toronto in 2014. In a new poll, 52 per cent of Canadian respondents agreed that ‘genetically modified organisms are bad for your health,’ contrary to scientific consensus. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians agree that they are, suggests a new poll.

The survey found widespread concerns about fake news — 66 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that “false information reported as fact (so called ‘fake news’) is affecting your knowledge of science.”

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Source: Canadians are confused about science vs. opinion, poll suggests – Technology & Science – CBC News

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