Publications

March for Science 2017

To the best of our knowledge, the 2017 March for Science was the largest ever public demonstration on behalf of science. What motivated so many people to show their support for science last spring by taking to the streets? Mason 4C researchers Teresa Myers, John Kotcher, John Cook, Lindsey Beall, and Ed Maibach had the…
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Georgia Voters Support Climate Action

With our partners at Climate Nexus and Yale University, we are pleased to share the results of a new poll of registered voters in Georgia, ahead of the next Democratic presidential candidate debate this Wednesday. We find that Georgia voters support a broad array of policies to address climate impacts and increase production of renewable…
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Americans oppose drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Sep 26, 2019 CLIMATE NOTE By Matthew Ballew, Anthony Leiserowitz,  Seth Rosenthal, John Kotcher, and Edward Maibach Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been protected from oil and gas drilling for decades. Recently, however, the Trump administration announced their plan to open up the ANWR’s 1.6 million-acre coastal plain to oil and gas exploration. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act…
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Testing Logic-based and Humor-based Corrections for Science, Health, and Political Misinformation on Social Media

Misinformation causes a range of negative impacts. One proposed solution is applying critical thinking techniques to neutralize misinformation by explaining its misleading techniques or logical fallacies. This study tests the efficacy of corrections after exposure to misinformation that adopts inoculating techniques. We test two forms of correction—logic-based and humor-based—across the issues of climate change, gun…
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