Nearly two-thirds of Americans claim to have a “poor” or “fair” understanding of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), suggesting more knowledge is needed in food labeling and using GM mosquitoes to fight Zika.
Annenberg Science Knowledge/ASAPH surveys
More Than 4 in 10 Mistakenly Think Zika Is Fatal, Symptoms Are Noticeable
Forty-two percent of Americans said it was likely that people infected with the Zika virus will die from it, an Annenberg Public Policy Center survey found. But the CDC says people "very rarely die of Zika.”
Most Americans Would Likely Alter Travel Plans to Avoid Zika
Most Americans say it’s likely they would change their travel plans if they learned that their destination had a Zika virus outbreak, a new Annenberg Science Knowledge survey has found.
Zika Survey: Some Incorrectly Link Pesticide and Vaccines to Microcephaly
One in five people incorrectly think that scientists have established that the use of vaccines or a pesticide can cause babies to be born with unusually small heads, according to an Annenberg Science Knowledge survey.
Half of Americans Concerned Zika Will Spread to Their Neighborhoods
Half of Americans are concerned that the Zika virus spreading throughout Latin America will reach their neighborhoods, according to a survey conducted this month by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. The survey shows a high level of awareness but also confusion and misinformation about the virus.