If you have the technological accessibility into vast amounts of information (like the internet you’re using to send this message), you can still be scientifically literate.
You technically have a massive sea of information with the internet alone. If you don’t want to be scientifically literate it really is because you choose not to be. Sure, there are people who legitimately can’t afford to be scientifically literate and I understand that completely (I come from a country that is far from scientifically literate but that doesn’t stop me from spreading awareness over there like I do here in America), but when we have citizens that have the ability to be literate in the sciences yet don’t bother because they need their government to spark an interest in them as opposed to being self motivated in your search for knowledge that too can be just as bad.
You can’t say you don’t want to be scientifically literate yet claim it’s not your choice, it’s one or the other, not both. I mean, you can say that, but it wont make sense.
To be scientifically literate in places where they make it almost impossible due to economic or other issues always keep it cheap yet effective. Scientific literacy does not require you to be wealthy in the pockets in order for you partake in it, just be more than willing to acquire the information you want given the resources you have.