Annenberg Public Policy Center

Misinformation about vaccine safety drives reluctance to vaccinate children

While 78% of U.S. adults are vaccinated against COVID-19, only 31% of children have been vaccinated. The discrepancy points to the acceptance of misinformation about the safety of vaccines in general and the COVID-19 vaccines in particular, according to a new study.

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Drivers licensed at 18 crash more than younger drivers with driver training

New drivers licensed before age 18 who are subject to mandatory driver education that includes behind-the-wheel training, in addition to Graduated Driver Licensing restrictions, are less likely to crash than drivers licensed at age 18 who are exempt from these requirements.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Polio was once the most feared disease in the U.S. A new Annenberg poll shows most Americans know little about the virus, despite recent N.Y. outbreak

A survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds that most people are unfamiliar with polio and how it’s spread, with a quote from Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

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Associated Press

Biden at 80: A ‘respecter of fate’ mulls second White House bid

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that Nancy Pelosi’s decision to pull back from leadership will raise questions about whether Democrats like Biden should step aside to give others the opportunity to lead.

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The Washington Post

Musk’s latest move at Twitter can only sink ad revenue

A quoted report from the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that AI systems aren’t reliable at moderating social media posts.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Nervous about election results? You should be. Americans hardly know anything about civics

A study from the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that more than half of American adults couldn’t name the three branches of government.

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The Washington Post

Asteroids, climate change, killer robots: A handy guide to doomsday scenarios

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that America’s common media culture has been replaced by a culture where creating distrust of expert voices becomes profitable.

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WESA Radio (Pittsburgh)

All eyes on Pa. Senate race as Fetterman and Oz hit the debate stage tonight

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that the undecided public is likely to have watched Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate debate to determine whether they’re comfortable with John Fetterman’s command of the issues.

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