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."
As some athletes say that they are pulling out of the summer Olympic Games in Brazil because of concerns about Zika virus, most Americans favor the idea that the Games should be cancelled, postponed or moved to another country.
In the survey of U.S. adults, 63% of respondents agree that the president should be able to use a public health emergency fund to respond to an epidemic without waiting for Congress.
Just 1 in 5 people say that they have taken steps in the past three months to protect themselves from getting Zika virus, according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
A majority of people in the U.S. said that they would be likely to get a vaccine to protect them against Zika virus if it were available, according to the latest APPC survey, No vaccine exists yet.
Only 1 in 3 Americans says that protecting against mosquito bites is a step that scientists think people can take to avoid the negative health effects of Zika virus, an Annenberg Public Policy Center survey found.
A majority of Americans say that pregnant women or infants born to women who had Zika during pregnancy are the ones scientists think are most likely to suffer severe health effects from Zika virus.
Most Americans know that the Zika virus is transmitted by a mosquito but many don’t know which mosquitoes transmit it, which ones bite, and what regions they inhabit, according to a new survey on Zika.