A new panel study from APPC researchers shows that people who evinced a conspiracy mentality in 2019, prior to the pandemic, were subsequently more likely to believe Covid-19 conspiracy theories.
Annenberg Debuts Science and Public Health Knowledge Monitor
APPC is launching a science and health knowledge monitor comprising quarterly survey reports to track national levels of health knowledge and misinformation over time.
Over Half of Americans Disapprove of Supreme Court as Trust Plummets
Trust that the Supreme Court is operating in the best interests of the American people has plummeted amid growing perceptions of partisanship, according to APPC's survey.
Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Drives Reluctance to Vaccinate Children
New article from APPC researchers shows misbeliefs about vaccine safety predicted hesitancy to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11, even among vaccinated U.S. adults.
Public Knowledge of Monkeypox Increases But Over 1 in 4 Unlikely to Get Vaccinated if Exposed
A survey shows public knowledge about monkeypox has increased rapidly in recent weeks, though misconceptions and uncertainty persist.
Americans’ Civics Knowledge Drops on First Amendment and Branches of Government
After two years of improvement, Americans’ knowledge of some basic facts about their government has fallen, with less than half able to name the three branches of government.
Despite Awareness of Covid-19 Risks, Many Americans Say They’re Back to ‘Normal’
Many Americans know of the potential risks Covid-19, but growing numbers say they have returned to living their “normal” pre-pandemic lives, according to APPC's July 2022 survey.
Targeting Impulsivity Early in Adolescence Could Prevent Later Behavioral Disorders
A new study details the complex pathway connecting impulsivity, alcohol use, and antisocial behavior, supporting the importance of early intervention.
Survey: 1 in 5 Americans Fear Getting Monkeypox but Many Know Little About It
Some in the public have begun to voice concern about the new health threat of monkeypox, according to a new Annenberg Public Policy Center national survey.
Drivers Licensed at 18 Crash More Than Younger Drivers With Driver Training
Younger drivers subject to mandatory driver education and Graduated Driver Licensing restrictions were less likely to crash than those licensed at 18 who were exempt from these requirements.