A study found that the Pope's encyclical on climate did not directly influence people’s beliefs about climate change but did so indirectly by raising the Pope's credibility on the issue.
"Bill Nye Saves the World," recently debuted on Netflix. In a new article, postdoc Heather Akin asks if more facts are "the kryptonite" that will stop the seeming spread of "anti-science" sentiment.
In a Sackler Colloquium address, Kathleen Hall Jamieson discussed how science can get distorted as it is communicated and how it can be more faithfully presented.
APPC postdoctoral fellows presented their research overseas, speaking on GMOs and risk perceptions at a Society for Risk Analysis forum in Italy and on publication bias at a talk in Germany.
APPC researchers urge scientists to engage with the public on scientific issues but caution them to carefully choose their audiences and avoid two-sided debates explicitly framed as conflicts.
Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center presented work on public attitudes toward science at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.