September 28, 2020

The Niche

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Scientists still finding fun and excitement in their work: poll results

Fun science

Yesterday I put up a poll asking scientists how happy they are or more simply “is science still fun?”

I myself really find science fun despite all the challenges and headaches, but I wasn’t sure how my colleagues would respond as a lot of people seem stressed and/or depressed. It was thus great to see the poll results reflecting that scientists are still mostly really enjoying and having fun with their work. Just about 2/3 respondents said they were having more fun than not. About 1/3 said they were “absolutely” having fun.