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Scientific agreement can neutralize politicization of facts

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Fig. 1: Highlighting scientific norms depolarizes judgements about climate change.


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We thank B. Fischhoff for his helpful feedback and comments on an earlier version of this manuscript. We also thank S. Rosenthal, M. Mildenberger, B. Zhang and J. Marlon for their help with the survey design and data collection. The study was supported by funding from the MacArthur, Grantham and Energy foundations. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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S.V.L. and A.A.L. designed the study and collected the data. S.V.L. performed the statistical analyses with input from A.A.L. and wrote a first draft of the manuscript. E.W.M., A.A.L and S.V.L. all contributed to the writing and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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Linden, S.v., Leiserowitz, A. & Maibach, E. Scientific agreement can neutralize politicization of facts. Nat Hum Behav 2, 2–3 (2018).

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