Published on July 5, 2016

Why don’t we trust the experts?

Citizens & science

By Simon Burall

Simon Burall is a Senior Associate of Involve. He has extensive experience in the fields of democratic reform, governance, public participation, stakeholder engagement, and accountability and transparency.

Why-don’t-we-trust-the-experts-.pngThis post explores research that suggests the reason experts aren’t trusted is as much to do with whether the expert is judged to have our best interests at heart or not. Which means that experts are less likely to be trusted “by people who feel alienated from them.”

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