People who trust science are more likely to believe and disseminate false claims using scientific references - pseudoscience - than people who don't trust science, a study finds.
The top U.S. health agencies retain the trust of the vast majority of the American public, as does Dr. Anthony Fauci, the public face of U.S. efforts to combat the virus, according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
News stories about scientific failures that do not recognize the self-correcting nature of science can damage public perceptions of trust and confidence in scientific work, a study finds.
A new Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) survey shows that three in four people say Covid-19 vaccines are effective, and safer than getting Covid-19. Another 15% are not sure, and may be persuadable.
In the April issue of Scientific American, scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains how everyone can debunk misinformation about COVID, vaccines and masks.
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias have received funding from the Google News Initiative to produce fact checks about COVID-19 immunization misinformation as short bilingual video explainers.
FactCheck.org has released its "whoppers of 2020" on the year's political fabrications. Once again, President Trump tops the list though President-elect Biden is on it, too.
Science leaders and scholars have convened at Sunnylands retreats aimed at ensuring scientific integrity in research, authorship, gene editing and in judicial filings.
The Annenberg Science Media Monitor analyzes how the news media have presented narratives about science, from discovery to identifying problems to the "problem explored."
In its fourth report, the Annenberg Science Media Monitor focuses on media reports about crisis and self-correction in science and efforts to address them.