How can the public’s confidence in science be strengthened? A new study finding that public confidence in science spiked following coverage of the Zika vaccine trial in 2016 suggests a way to improve trust in science on a more sustained basis.
Oxford has published The Handbook of the Science of Science Communication, the first in a series overseen by the Annenberg Public Policy Center's Science of Science Communication program.
APPC postdoctoral fellows presented their research overseas, speaking on GMOs and risk perceptions at a Society for Risk Analysis forum in Italy and on publication bias at a talk in Germany.
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.
Floridians see themselves at greater risk of being infected with Zika compared with other people nationally, and more Floridians than non-Florida residents have takening steps to protect themselves, an APPC survey finds.
Many Americans hold mistaken beliefs about Zika virus. To help provide the public with accurate information, the policy center has released a free "A Guide to Effective Zika Coverage" for writers, editors, reporters and broadcasters.
Although most Americans are familiar with news reports about Zika virus, more than three-quarters of them say they haven’t done anything in the last three months to protect themselves from getting infected, a new APPC survey found.
APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson addressed the annual meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference, in Milwaukee, on "Effective Communication in a Polarized Environment."