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 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.
A new report shows that many people who don't “believe” in evolution are still highly curious about science and engaged by a film about evolution, suggesting there is a “missing audience” for documentaries about science.
Annenberg Public Policy Center visiting scholar Dietram A. Scheufele has been appointed to a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that will study the wide-ranging implications of human gene editing and make recommendations for future research and practices.
By the 2050s, parts of the Arctic Ocean once covered by sea ice much of the year will see at least 60 days a year of open water, according to a new modeling study led by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher now at APPC.
At a time when the scientific consensus on critical issues such as vaccinations and climate change is being called into question, a comprehensive new handbook will examine the current state of the science of science communication.
Communication scholar Dietram A. Scheufele from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has joined the Annenberg Public Policy Center as a Visiting Scholar this fall. Seven postdoctoral fellows also have joined APPC, most researching the science of science communication.
An article in Science magazine says that new efforts are required to preserve the integrity of science in the face of what appear to be an increasing incidence of irreproducible findings and retractions.
Does the public trust science? What are the elements of trust, and how is it built, maintained and lost? Those questions were featured in a National Academy of Sciences workshop at which Annenberg Public Policy director Kathleen Hall Jamieson reflected on trust in science.