I’m finding some encouragement here:
Global trust in science and scientists has grown immensely during the pandemic, according to a new report released by the health research foundation Wellcome Trust.
The organization’s Wellcome Global Monitor survey found that 80 percent of people globally said they trust science either “a lot” or “some” and 77 percent said the same about scientists. The percentage of people who said they trust science and scientists “a lot” rose by nine percentage points from when the foundation last released the report in 2018.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust scientists into the spotlight, where they have provided information and guidance affecting the day-to-day lives of billions of people,” said Lara Clements, Wellcome Trust’s director of public engagements and campaigns.
OK, so it’s globally (not in America), but I’ll take whatever encouragement I can find.