Fake news may increase trust in government

While consuming online misinformation cuts trust in mainstream news media, for some, it actually boosts trust in the federal government.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: politics internet journalism trust society-and-culture

US founders feared distrust would undo democracy

"The fate of democracy has always depended on the balance of power between those who rule and those who are ruled."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: history trust united-states government democracy featured society-and-culture

People with anxiety trust others a little too much

People with anxiety are more likely to place their trust in someone who's shown themselves to be untrustworthy, researchers report.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: anxiety trust featured social-lives health-and-medicine

Privacy options don’t boost trust in voice assistants

For some users, having the option to control privacy settings actually reduced their trust in voice assistants like Alexa.

Jessica Hallman-Penn State • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: internet trust privacy science-and-technology voice-technology gadgets

Ebola outbreak shows public trust is vital in health crises

The 2014 Ebola outbreak shows that low trust in government can have disastrous consequences during health crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 ebola trust government outbreaks health-and-medicine

Why COVID-19 deniers stick to their beliefs

Even as the number of deaths rises, some COVID-19 deniers are sticking to their belief that the pandemic is overblown or even fake. An expert explains why.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 trust featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine beliefs

To garner trust in science, tell a story

Narrative makes scientists seem warmer and more trustworthy, researchers report. It's a strategy that could boost trust in science.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: writing trust communication scientists emotions science-and-technology rhetoric

Scientists can foster trust by being ‘human’

Personal stories can help build trust in science communication, researchers say. But that means scientists have to trust their audience, too.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: trust communication research scientists science-and-technology beliefs rhetoric

Cynical voices online cut trust in journalism

Our trust in journalism can take a real hit because of cynical views online, research suggests.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 6, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: social-media politics internet journalism trust society-and-culture social-lives

Uncertainty can actually boost trust in climate science

Ranges and best- and worse-case scenarios are more effective ways to communicate uncertainty in climate science, research finds.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 17, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change science trust society-and-culture earth-and-environment beliefs rhetoric

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