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Science Policy 101: Building Our Future, Text Slide 23 of 25

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Slide title: U.S. Citizens and Science Literacy

Slide words:
Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria. 54%
Electrons are smaller than atoms. 45%
The universe began with a huge explosion. 35%
All radioactivity is man-made. 73%
A father’s genes decides the sex of a baby. 62%
The Earth orbits the Sun. 71%

Slide image: A graph showing the percentage of U.S. citizens who knew the correct answers to the above questions

Design by: Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation

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