Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents were much more likely than non-Floridians to report taking protective measures. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did so.
People’s willingness to use a Zika vaccine when it’s available will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines, a new study has found.
An analysis in PNAS of how the media cover science considers whether scientific self-correction is contributing to a flawed narrative and inadvertently undermining public trust in science.
Scholars, editors, and scientists from the National Academy of Sciences who met in a Sunnylands retreat, in partnership with APPC, proposed uniform standards and greater transparency to clarify the roles of authors across different journals, fields, and cultures.
An analysis of Twitter posts during the Zika outbreak in 2016 shows a correlation between Twitter topics and the results of nationwide U.S. surveys, according to researchers at APPC and the University of Illinois.
Research from two APPC distinguished research fellows shows that Americans' understanding of evolution - as well as their politics and/or religion - is tied to their acceptance or rejection of it.
APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated a panel focusing on threats to science's reputation at the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication.