• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 12th May, 2015
Communicating Research FindingsInterpreting Evidence

Belief trumps evidence for MPs

MPs are more likely to rely on their personal beliefs than on evidence from randomised controlled trials when justifying support for policies, suggests a recent survey. These findings are based on a survey of 104 members of the previous parliament, interviewed in November and December 2014. Sense About Science, a charitable trust focusing on connecting members of the public and scientific evidence…

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