Voters are crying out for better government but have mixed views on how to achieve it

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Support for democracy and trust in politicians is falling. We hear a lot about evidence-based policy as a way to stem this decline, but less about how that evidence should be generated.

One idea that may generate the type of evidence that will help make more informed decisions appears, paradoxically, fairly unpopular with the punters.

Perhaps the problem is that not enough has been done to explain to the public what this idea - carefully testing new policies on small groups first - might mean in practice.

In a new paper just released, we show that we may still be a long way off adopting this practice.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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