Americans interested in the environment are the most likely to feel civic obligation to follow science news

Read the full story from the Pew Research Center.

While there are many reasons that Americans get science news, the most common driver of attention to science news is curiosity, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center study. But people are also motivated to seek out science news for different reasons depending on the issues they care about most, with the environment being a prime example.

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