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Sunday November 17th, 2019 morning edition

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This is according to a report published in Public Opinion Quarterly, which reveals around 40 percent of people who responded to the 2018 General Social Survey (GSS) reported having a good deal of confidence in scientific leaders.

This is a number that has remained relatively stable since 1973 and is considered high in comparison to other professions, including journalists, judges and Congress.

But as others have pointed out, it still remains "embarassingly low" and stands at less than 50 percent.

The study's authors say, these findings would seem to suggest that American's trust in science and scientists have not been majorly impacted by political events.

"The anti vaccination movement started as soon as vaccines became mainstream at the end of the 19th century.".

The biggest supporters can be found in the suburbs, where close to half of people said they had a great deal of confidence in scientists.

The study's authors point out that confidence levels related to party affiliation tends to be less stable than other measures. »

Gravity Falls and the Vanishing Symbol: A Disney+ Illuminati Mystery

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We’ve reached out to Disney for clarification on why the symbol has been erased, and have sought additional comment from Hirsch.

Fans of the series will know that the fez, much like everything else in Gravity Falls, isn’t merely an aesthetic choice.

The first 13 episodes have the fez symbol missing, but it returns in “Bottomless Pit” and remains in all subsequent episodes. »

The "Freedom Dividend": Inside Andrew Yang's plan to give every American $1,000

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The campaign also says the broader impact the dividend will have on American society is factored into the price tag.

"Overall, the cost of the Freedom Dividend will be offset by new revenue, fiscal savings, and economic growth.

"We need to move to the next stage of capitalism, a human-centered capitalism, where the market serves us instead of the other way around.". »

HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

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Like Verizon Media, our partners may also show you ads that they think match your interests.

Learn more about how Verizon Media collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data. »

Astros executive asked scouts for help stealing signs and...

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An Astros front-office executive wrote about the team’s desire to steal signs in an August 2017 email that was obtained by The Athletic.

As the club discussed its advance scouting plans ahead of the playoffs, the executive asked the team’s scouts to pursue sign stealing from the stands, and suggested cameras could be used to do so.

Major League Baseball declined to comment on the legality of scouts using cameras, which would require a public interpretation of a broadly... »