Annenberg Science Knowledge survey

The Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) survey, which began in February 2016, is a public opinion research project dedicated to exploring pressing questions in science communication. Weekly tracking surveys focus on such issues as public knowledge and concern about Zika virus, support for public policies to combat it, and related health and behavioral implications. ASK surveys also have gauged public opinion and knowledge on related science issues such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and vaccines.

Cross-pressuring conservative Catholics? Effects of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the U.S. public opinion on climate change

In an encyclical released in June of 2015, Pope Francis cast the need to address climate change as a moral imperative. Using nationally-representative surveys with supplemental samples of Catholics, we investigate changes in the U.S. public’s post-encyclical attitudes about climate change and the Catholic pontiff.