When Can the Politicization of Science Affect Public Views of Health Innovations?

Friday, 14 February 2014
Grand Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
James N. Druckman , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The politicization of science occurs when political interests shape the presentation of scientific facts to fit distinct models of “reality.” Yet, virtually no work explores how politicization influences support for innovations such as nanotechnology. We address this increasingly pressing issue using an experiment that focuses on how health concerns about new innovations are affected by other considerations.