In a new study, just over half say they have confidence that scientists will find a vaccine against the coronavirus in 2020.
The study was carried out by Kantar on behalf of the Research Council (Forskningsrådet). It was sent out to 4,000 people, of whom 1538 responded.
“Developing a new vaccine is a comprehensive process. If everything goes very quickly, we can have a positive result by the end of this year,” says John-Arne Røttingen, CEO of the Research Council.
He thinks it is uplifting that so many people answer that they have confidence in scientists.
When asked if they trust that researchers will find a vaccine against the coronavirus in 2020, 42 per cent responded that they have quite a lot of confidence, and 14 per cent that they have a lot of confidence.
When asked if they trust scientists to disseminate all the information they have about the coronavirus, 44 percent say they have quite a lot of confidence and 44 percent say they have a lot of confidence.
10 per cent say they have little confidence that scientists share everything they know.
“There’s still a lot we don’t know. So, it’s no wonder that as many as one in ten Norwegians interpret this as scientists not telling the truth,” Røttingen says.
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