Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she loves science. GOP candidate Donald Trump says he loves NASA. The Green Party says it’s bizarre to claim that its nominee, Jill Stein, is anti-science. And Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has talked about making decisions on “scientifically based” criteria.
But where exactly do they stand on the key issues relating to science and technology?
ScienceDebate.org and more than 50 other nonpartisan organizations want to find out, and today they’re urging all four of those presidential campaigns to provide answers to questions about 20 issues.
“Taken together, these 20 issues have at least a profound an impact on voters’ lives as those more frequently covered by journalists, including candidates’ views on economic policy, foreign policy, and faith and values,” Shawn Otto, ScienceDebate.org’s chair, said in a news release.