THE IMPACT OF ATTITUDES TOWARDS GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATIONS ON TRUST IN TECHNOLOGY
Keywords:Trust, Government, Corporations, AI, RF-EMF
Understanding public distrust of technology is both theoretically and practically important, yet while previous research has focused on the association between political ideology and trust in science, it is at best an inconsistent predictor. This study shall demonstrate that two dimensions of political ideology, attitudes towards governments and corporations, can more precisely predict trust in technology across issues. We will conduct an online survey on the science of radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to test our hypotheses that trust in technology varies across issues and that attitudes towards government and corporations are important predictors of this trust.