In a commentary in Nature Climate Change, two recent APPC postdocs say the encyclical stressed moral values that appeal to liberals but not the three values -- sanctity, authority and loyalty -- that resonate with conservatives.
A study of the Pope's encyclical on climate change conducted by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center has been featured as a "research highlight" by the journal Nature Climate Change.
A study found that the Pope's encyclical on climate did not directly influence people’s beliefs about climate change but did so indirectly by raising the Pope's credibility on the issue.
Science curiosity appears to counteract people’s tendency to seek out only information that supports their political biases, according to a new study finding that people who are science-curious are more willing to grapple with surprising information.
The public’s ability to understand the dangers posed by Zika virus may be jeopardized by advocacy groups linking the virus with culturally charged issues such as illegal immigration and global warming, the authors of a new study warn.