Surprising Science Poll Find

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new survey from the National Science Foundation revealed that only 74% of respondents knew that the Earth orbits the Sun.

     A new survey from the National Science Foundation revealed that, while most Americans like learning about recent scientific advancements, only 74% knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun.  But 90% of all US residents see the need for scientific research and think scientists are “helping to solve challenging problems” and are “dedicated people who work for the good of humanity.  Researchers that helped with study said that it was “important for Americans to maintain a high regard for science and scientists” because these positive attitudes help to ensure future funding and future scientists.