"Creating Conspiracy Beliefs: How Our Thoughts Are Shaped" (Cambridge University Press), by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Western Illinois University, investigates influences on conspiracy beliefs.
Research Administrative Coordinator, APPC
The Suicide Rate Declined in 2020. So Did News Coverage of a Holiday-Suicide Link
While the nation was in the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic during last year’s holiday season, not many in the media were focused on possible links between the holidays and suicide trends.
How Conspiracy Theorists Exploited Covid-19 Science
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, conspiracy theorists have exploited the conditional nature of science and questioned the trustworthiness and motives of federal agencies and officials to depict scientists and health authorities as malign actors.
1 in 3 Americans Say They Might Consider Abolishing or Limiting Supreme Court
More than a third of Americans say they might be willing to abolish the Supreme Court or have Congress limit its jurisdiction if the court were to make decisions they or Congress disagreed with.
Americans’ Civics Knowledge Increases During a Stress-Filled Year
A growing number of Americans can name the branches of government and First Amendment freedoms, according to the Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey.
Misplaced Trust: When Trust in Science Fosters Pseudoscience
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.
Public Trust in CDC, FDA, and Fauci Holds Steady, Survey Shows
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 APPC survey.
Civics Renewal Network Adds New Members
The Civics Renewal Network (CRN), a consortium dedicated to strengthening civic life in the United States, has added three civics and history education organizations to the network.
Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law Moves to Annenberg Public Policy Center
The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law will become formally affiliated with the Annenberg Public Policy Center, effective July 1, 2021, with a joint mission of strengthening the rule of law.
Annenberg Classroom Film ‘Freedom of Assembly’ Wins Awards
Annenberg Classroom’s documentary about the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly has been honored with a 2021 Platinum Hermes Creative Award in Electronic Media.