A new study from Dolores Albarracín and Haesung Annie Jung finds that some Covid-19 statistics are more effective than others at encouraging people to change their behavior.
APPC Receives Support to Expand Model to Combat Deceptive Claims About Health
The Annenberg Public Policy Center has received support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand a new model for blunting the impact of deceptive claims about health.
Seasonal Changes in Adolescent Suicide Explain Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Findings
An analysis of weekly suicide data finds that seasonal fluctuations can explain controversial findings that the adolescent suicide rate increased with release of “13 Reasons Why."
The Whoppers of ’22: FactCheck.org Reviews the Year’s Worst Political and Viral Deceptions
FactCheck.org has released its list of the Whoppers of '22, its annual review of the year's worst political and viral deceptions. Political appeals to fear were as popular as ever -- and Covid-19 misinformation continued to be a huge problem online.
The Undying Holiday-Suicide Myth
The false claim that the suicide rate rises during the year-end holiday season persisted in some news coverage through the 2021-22 holidays, according to data analyzed by APPC.
What U.S. Adults Know and Believe About Polio and the Bivalent Covid Booster
The latest Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) national panel survey examines public knowledge and beliefs about the poliovirus, the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine booster, monkeypox, and other matters of public health.
Despite Awareness of Covid-19 Risks, Many Americans Say They’re Back to ‘Normal’
Many Americans know of the potential risks Covid-19, but growing numbers say they have returned to living their “normal” pre-pandemic lives, according to APPC's July 2022 survey.