Vaccination Conspiracy Beliefs Among Social Science & Humanities And STEM Educated People

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Compared to graduates of STEM courses, people with a background in social sciences and humanities seem to be more likely to have vaccine conspiracy beliefs. Researchers posit this to be the case because the social sciences and humanities teach their practitioners to be more critical of knowledge, being less inclined to take it at face value like those from STEM fields. Social science and humanities–educated people are more likely to mistrust authority and be sceptical, which has been correlated with higher rates of vaccine conspiracy belief. Read full article here

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