growing consensus


: 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 There’s now a growing consensus that America’s UI system has been broken for decades, cannot handle another recession, and is in urgent need of a major overhaul. Oshan Jarow, Vox, 26 June 2024 The complaints underline a growing consensus in the music industry that licensing is the only proper way forward. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 24 June 2024 But the growing consensus seems to be that India’s economy and pocketbook issues took precedence for many voters over the BJP’s avowedly religious and ideological project. Joshua Keating, Vox, 4 June 2024 Moreover, there’s growing consensus in the scientific community around the idea that Mars was once more habitable than its current thin atmosphere and dry surface would imply. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 7 Feb. 2024 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

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“Growing consensus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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