Political views were influential on some — but not all — "hot-button" scientific issues, Mr. Funk and Lee Rainie, director of Internet, science and technology research at Pew, said in a July report.
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"It's disorienting because people have different relationships with others depending on the media they use," Rainie says. "But we've been through this before. As each new communications media comes to prominence, there is a period of adoption."
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