Most Floridians favor the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to fight the spread of Zika virus and are significantly more likely to approve of it than people who live outside Florida, the Annenberg Science Knowledge survey has found.
Floridians see themselves at greater risk of being infected with Zika compared with other people nationally, and more Floridians than non-Florida residents have takening steps to protect themselves, an APPC survey finds.
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.
The new "Guide to Effective Zika Coverage," released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, aims to help reporters, editors and broadcasters provide the public with essential information about the transmission, prevention and effects of Zika virus
A new mandatory food-labeling law allows food producers to use digital codes to inform consumers that food contains genetically modified (GM) ingredients. But will consumers use smartphones or in-store readers to scan those QR codes?
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.
There's widespread support for labeling genetically modified foods, as required in a new bill President Obama is expected to sign. But most Americans don't know that scientists have found no substantiated evidence to show that genetically modified foods are unsafe.
APPC visiting scholar Dietram A. Scheufele will deliver the opening keynote address, on communicating science in a polarized environment, at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Madison, Wis.
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.