A study of the Pope's encyclical on climate change conducted by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center has been featured as a "research highlight" by the journal Nature Climate Change.
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.
A new study finds that pictorial warnings on cigarette packs can help to curb smoking levels at least 30 days after smokers had daily exposure to them.
What did viewers of the 2016 general election presidential debates learn about the candidates? A new APPC study analyzes debate learning and the effect of post-debate TV coverage.
Limits on marketing cigarettes may be undercut by user-generated YouTube videos. A study of adolescents finds it's possible to counteract such pro-tobacco videos with a corrective message.
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.
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.
A study finds that early drug use strongly predicts substance abuse only if it’s followed by continuing drug use. Early experimentation with alcohol or marijuana isn't necessarily a risk factor for addiction.
A new study of cigarette warning labels finds that “emotional” images proposed by the government to complement text warnings are more believable and provide greater motivation to quit smoking than equally emotional but irrelevant images or text warnings alone.
Science curiosity appears to counteract people’s tendency to seek out only information that supports their political biases, according to a new study finding that people who are science-curious are more willing to grapple with surprising information.