growing consensus

noun

: increasing agreement among people
There is a growing consensus about/on the need for further investigation.

Examples of growing consensus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the scientific community's understanding of the human brain has evolved over the past few decades, there has been a growing consensus that many traits that have typically been seen as signs of disorders should more accurately be described as differences. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 There does seem to be a growing consensus that more oversight is needed. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2024 The growing consensus from experts, advocates and government officials is that increasing affordable housing is the key to reducing homelessness. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2024 The system’s approach reflects a growing consensus that punitive approaches to substance use during pregnancy lead to worse medical outcomes for both parent and child and inflict disproportionate harm on families of color and families of low socioeconomic status. Mira Cheng, CNN, 11 Apr. 2024 That unhappy statistic reflected a growing consensus that while the rest of the nation is enjoying a fairly vigorous recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, California is lagging behind. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024 The resolution comes despite a growing consensus among legal scholars that Republicans have yet to put forward evidence that Mayorkas has committed an impeachable offense. Laura Gersony, The Arizona Republic, 1 Feb. 2024 By 2015, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, there was a growing consensus that Putin’s propaganda had largely succeeded on Russia’s youth, who were too young to remember the fleeting, tumultuous democratic reforms of the 1990s and had never really known democracy. Andrei Soldatov, Foreign Affairs, 16 Feb. 2024 The growing consensus that fighting disinformation is a legitimate government function provided an excuse for autocratic regimes around the world to crack down on critical speech. Joel Simon, The New Yorker, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Growing consensus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growing%20consensus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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