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The School of Education's Noah Weeth Feinstein is part of a 12-person committee that produced a report for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine assessing the state of science literacy in the U.S. The study notes that Americans may know more than you think about science. However, when it comes to altering the public’s mindset about complex topics such as climate change, the report says that attitudes may be difficult to change because they are shaped by factors such as values and beliefs -- rather than knowledge of the science alone.