Most Americans know that the Zika virus is transmitted by a mosquito but many don’t know which mosquitoes transmit it, which ones bite, and what regions they inhabit, according to a new survey on Zika.
A little more than half of U.S. adults (53 percent) favor having scientists release genetically modified mosquitoes to minimize the spread of the Zika virus, according to a new survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans claim to have a “poor” or “fair” understanding of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), suggesting more knowledge is needed in food labeling and using GM mosquitoes to fight Zika.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center's Kathleen Hall Jamieson has been named to the steering committee of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' new initiative on the Public Face of Science.
Pollster Peter Hart will conduct a "Voices of the Voters" focus group in St. Louis on March 22 to explore Donald Trump's strengths and weaknesses as seen by Republican and independent voters.
Ken Winneg, who directs APPC's survey research, and Bruce Hardy, a distinguished research fellow, spoke on WHYY's "Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane" about politics, social media and the presidential campaign.
Forty-two percent of Americans said it was likely that people infected with the Zika virus will die from it, an Annenberg Public Policy Center survey found. But the CDC says people "very rarely die of Zika.”
Most Americans say it’s likely they would change their travel plans if they learned that their destination had a Zika virus outbreak, a new Annenberg Science Knowledge survey has found.
The Philadelphia City Council has honored Judge Marjorie O. Rendell and the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement for their work in civic education, and credited its partnership with the APPC as well.
At this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke about countering misuses of scientific findings, and five postdoctoral fellows presented posters.