Public Policy

False belief in MMR vaccine-autism link endures as measles threat persists

As measles cases rise across the United States and vaccination rates for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine continue to fall, a new survey finds that a quarter of U.S. adults do not know that claims that the MMR vaccine causes autism are false.

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center

‘Moving along’ to the Dutch-German border

A new documentary co-produced and co-starring Simon Richter of the School of Arts & Sciences invites viewers to imagine the day when the Dutch may have to move toward Germany as sea levels rise and how that might happen peacefully and innovatively.

Kristen de Groot

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Yahoo! Finance

Paying off a student loan? Your company could match that money in your 401(k)

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School explains how younger and older workers will benefit from a new provision where employers can match student loan payments as retirement contributions.


Common sunscreen myths, debunked

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that part of the appeal of sunscreen misinformation may relate to people’s innate suspicion of synthetic chemicals.


The Washington Post

‘The Apprentice’ and the creation of leader Donald Trump

A paper co-written by Shawn Patterson Jr. of the Annenberg Public Policy Center analyzes the effects of “The Apprentice” on Republican primary voters.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Study: A look at what narrowed the COVID-19 vaccine gap

A survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center evaluates the positive change that occurred over time in the African American community regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.


The Guardian

‘Heads, we win; tails, you lose’: How rightwing hush-money trial coverage boosts Trump

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center contrasts media coverage of Donald Trump’s trial with that of the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995.


Associated Press

Taking presidential debates out of commission’s hands virtually guarantees fewer viewers

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that, despite worries about how many people will watch the new presidential debates, there’s a lot to like about the proposed ground rules for the event.