The majority of participants of poll (75%) trust the scientists people professions, about mistrust scientists said 16%. This is evidenced by data survey of the national center for the study of public opinion (VTSIOM), published on the website of the center on Monday.

"More than half of our compatriots (75%) trust people scientists professions, of them fully trust 12%; don’t trust – 16%. Among those who most trusts, two thirds of people with higher or incomplete higher education", – stated in the message.

Sociologists point out that the rate of absolute confidence in scientists has declined by more than two times in 10 years. So, in 2010 fully trust scientists 28% in 2017 and 39%.

"the same thing happened with the index "rather than trust," for 10 years he has grown more than in 2,5 times: 5% in 2010," the study says.

Every second Respondent (49%) said that scientists know the truth, while 51% said that the truth most scientists are hiding.

The initiative Russian opinion "VTSIOM-Sputnik" held on 6 July. The sample size was 1,600 respondents, the maximum error with 95% probability does not exceed 2.5%.