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Journal Cover   Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  [SJR: 0.861]   [H-I: 50]   [103 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 0002-7162 - ISSN (Online) 1552-3349
   Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [759 journals]
  • The Politics of Science: Political Values and the Production,
           Communication, and Reception of Scientific Knowledge
    • Authors: Suhay, E; Druckman, J. N.
      Pages: 6 - 15
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:26-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214559004
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Does Partisanship Shape Attitudes toward Science and Public Policy?
           The Case for Ideology and Religion
    • Authors: Blank, J. M; Shaw, D.
      Pages: 18 - 35
      Abstract: Despite the apparent partisan divide over issues such as global warming and hydraulic fracturing, little is known about what shapes citizens’ willingness to accept scientific recommendations on political issues. We examine the extent to which Democrats, Republicans, and independents are likely to defer to scientific expertise in matters of policy. Our study draws on an October 2013 U.S. national survey of 2,000 respondents. We find that partisan differences exist: our data show that most Americans see science as relevant to policy, but that their willingness to defer to science in policy matters varies considerably across issues. While party, ideology, and religious beliefs clearly influence attitudes toward science, Republicans are not notably skeptical about accepting scientific recommendations. Rather, it seems that Democrats are particularly receptive to the advice and counsel of scientists, when compared to both independents and Republicans.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214554756
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • The Partisan Brain: How Dissonant Science Messages Lead Conservatives and
           Liberals to (Dis)Trust Science
    • Authors: Nisbet, E. C; Cooper, K. E, Garrett, R. K.
      Pages: 36 - 66
      Abstract: There has been deepening concern about political polarization in public attitudes toward the scientific community. The "intrinsic thesis" attributes this polarization to psychological deficiencies among conservatives as compared to liberals. The "contextual thesis" makes no such claims about inherent psychological differences between conservatives and liberals, but rather points to interacting institutional and psychological factors as the forces driving polarization. We evaluate the evidence for both theses in the context of developing and testing a theoretical model of audience response to dissonant science communication. Conducting a national online experiment (N = 1,500), we examined audience reactions to both conservative-dissonant and liberal-dissonant science messages and consequences for trust in the scientific community. Our results suggest liberals and conservatives alike react negatively to dissonant science communication, resulting in diminished trust of the scientific community. We discuss how our findings link to the larger debate about political polarization of science and implications for science communicators.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214555474
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Questionnaire Design Effects in Climate Change Surveys: Implications for
           the Partisan Divide
    • Authors: Schuldt, J. P; Roh, S, Schwarz, N.
      Pages: 67 - 85
      Abstract: Despite strong agreement among scientists, public opinion surveys reveal wide partisan disagreement on climate issues in the United States. We suggest that this divide may be exaggerated by questionnaire design variables. Following a brief literature review, we report on a national survey experiment involving U.S. Democrats and Republicans (n = 2,041) (fielded August 25–September 5, 2012) that examined the effects of question wording and order on the belief that climate change exists, perceptions of scientific consensus, and support for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Wording a questionnaire in terms of "global warming" (versus "climate change") reduced Republicans’ (but not Democrats’) existence beliefs and weakened perceptions of the scientific consensus for both groups. Moreover, "global warming" reduced Republicans’ support for limiting greenhouse gases when this question immediately followed personal existence beliefs but not when the scientific consensus question intervened. We highlight the importance of attending to questionnaire design in the analysis of partisan differences.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214555066
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Red States, Blue States, and Brain States: Issue Framing, Partisanship,
           and the Future of Neurolaw in the United States
    • Authors: Shen, F. X; Gromet, D. M.
      Pages: 86 - 101
      Abstract: Advances in neuroscience are beginning to shape law and public policy, giving rise to the field of "neurolaw." The impact of neuroscientific evidence on how laws are written and interpreted in practice will depend in part on how neurolaw is understood by the public. Drawing on a nationally representative telephone survey experiment, this article presents the first evidence on public approval of neurolaw. We find that the public is generally neutral in its support for neuroscience-based legal reforms. However, how neurolaw is framed affects support based on partisanship: Republicans’ approval of neurolaw decreases when neuroscience is seen as primarily serving to reduce offender culpability, whereas Democrats’ approval is unaffected by how neurolaw is framed. These results suggest that both framing and partisanship may shape the future of neuroscience-based reforms in law and policy.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214555693
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • The Influence of Specific Risk Perceptions on Public Policy Support: An
           Examination of Energy Policy
    • Authors: Stoutenborough, J. W; Vedlitz, A, Liu, X.
      Pages: 102 - 120
      Abstract: A great deal of research has been dedicated to understanding the relationship of public preferences to public policy. Much of this literature, though, does not account for risk perception, an important characteristic that affects individuals’ preferences. In terms of policy, those who perceive high risk in association with a particular issue should be more likely to oppose policies that would increase that risk, and, conversely, support policies that would decrease this risk. In this article, we examine the role of specific risk perceptions related to nuclear, coal, and renewable sources of energy on related policy preferences. Controlling for the influence of knowledge and several specific attitudinal indicators, we find that risk perceptions are strong predictors of energy policy preferences.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214556472
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Why People "Don't Trust the Evidence": Motivated Reasoning and Scientific
    • Authors: Kraft, P. W; Lodge, M, Taber, C. S.
      Pages: 121 - 133
      Abstract: In this commentary, we embed the volume’s contributions on public beliefs about science in a broader theoretical discussion of motivated political reasoning. The studies presented in the preceding section of the volume consistently find evidence for hyperskepticism toward scientific evidence among ideologues, no matter the domain or context—and this skepticism seems to be stronger among conservatives than liberals. Here, we show that these patterns can be understood as part of a general tendency among individuals to defend their prior attitudes and actively challenge attitudinally incongruent arguments, a tendency that appears to be evident among liberals and conservatives alike. We integrate the empirical results reported in this volume into a broader theoretical discussion of the John Q. Public model of information processing and motivated reasoning, which posits that both affective and cognitive reactions to events are triggered unconsciously. We find that the work in this volume is largely consistent with our theories of affect-driven motivated reasoning and biased attitude formation.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214554758
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Expertise in an Age of Polarization: Evaluating Scientists' Political
           Awareness and Communication Behaviors
    • Authors: Nisbet, M. C; Markowitz, E. M.
      Pages: 136 - 154
      Abstract: During the George W. Bush administration, intense debate focused on the administration’s interference with the work of government scientists. In this study, analyzing a May/June 2009 survey of members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), we evaluate the factors during this period that influenced scientists’ awareness of political interference and their media outreach and communication activities. Controlling for demographic and professional-level influences, those members who were more liberal in their political outlook, who were frequent blog readers, and who felt strongly about global warming were substantially more likely to have heard "a lot" about political interference. However, neither ideology, partisanship, nor opinion-intensity were predictive of the various media and communication behaviors assessed. Instead, the strongest predictor was the belief that media coverage was important for an individual’s career advancement. Implications for evaluating the expert community’s participation in future political debates are discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214559699
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • The Content and Effect of Politicized Health Controversies
    • Authors: Fowler, E. F; Gollust, S. E.
      Pages: 155 - 171
      Abstract: Health issues are increasingly becoming politicized, but little is known about how politicization takes shape in the news and its effect on the public. We analyze the evolution of politicization in news coverage of two health controversies: the uproar over the 2009 mammography screening guidelines and the 2006–2007 debate over mandating the HPV vaccine as a requirement for middle school–aged girls. We then examine the public response to politicization in the HPV case, using original data from a survey-embedded experiment that was linked with news coverage in all fifty states. We find that real-world politicization is associated with decreases in support for HPV vaccine requirements, state immunization programs, and confidence in doctors and in government. In addition, among those less likely to have encountered real-world politicization, we find marginal evidence that exposure to political conflict decreases support for state immunization programs and clear evidence that politicization reduces confidence in doctors. We discuss the implications of these findings and suggest future avenues of research.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214555505
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Selecting Our Own Science: How Communication Contexts and Individual
           Traits Shape Information Seeking
    • Authors: Yeo, S. K; Xenos, M. A, Brossard, D, Scheufele, D. A.
      Pages: 172 - 191
      Abstract: We use an experiment with a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population to examine how political partisans consume and process media reports about nanotechnology—a scientific issue that is unfamiliar to most Americans. We manipulate the extent to which participants receive ideological cues contextualizing a news article, and follow their subsequent information seeking about nanotechnology. Our results provide insights into patterns of media use and how media use differs among people with varying political ideologies. When cues clarifying the political stakes of nanotechnology are made available, individuals are willing to read information from countervailing sources. When such cues are lacking, however, individuals avoid incongruent information and opt for headlines from attitude-consistent sources. We explore variations in the circumstances under which ideological selectivity occurs and demonstrate that both confirmation bias and defensive avoidance are heightened under such conditions.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214557782
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Geoengineering and Climate Change Polarization: Testing a Two-Channel
           Model of Science Communication
    • Authors: Kahan, D. M; Jenkins-Smith, H, Tarantola, T, Silva, C. L, Braman, D.
      Pages: 192 - 222
      Abstract: The cultural cognition thesis posits that individuals rely extensively on cultural meanings in forming perceptions of risk. The logic of the cultural cognition thesis suggests that a two-channel science communication strategy, combining information content ("Channel 1") with cultural meanings ("Channel 2"), could promote open-minded assessment of information across diverse communities. We test this kind of communication strategy in a two-nation (United States, n = 1,500; England, n = 1,500) study, in which scientific information content on climate change was held constant while the cultural meaning of that information was experimentally manipulated. We found that cultural polarization over the validity of climate change science is offset by making citizens aware of the potential contribution of geoengineering as a supplement to restriction of CO2 emissions. We also tested the hypothesis, derived from a competing model of science communication, that exposure to information on geoengineering would lead citizens to discount climate change risks generally. Contrary to this hypothesis, we found that subjects exposed to information about geoengineering were slightly more concerned about climate change risks than those assigned to a control condition.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214559002
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism in Politicized Science Debates
    • Authors: Nisbet, M. C; Fahy, D.
      Pages: 223 - 234
      Abstract: Largely overlooked by researchers studying the science of science communication are the specific journalistic practices and media structures that might enable more constructive public debate in politicized science controversies. In this commentary, we discuss the role that journalists can play as influential knowledge professionals, drawing on insights from the studies in this section of the special issue. In doing so, we outline three complementary approaches to what Thomas Patterson calls "knowledge-based journalism." By way of these approaches, journalists and their news organizations can contextualize and critically evaluate expert knowledge; facilitate discussion that bridges entrenched ideological divisions; and promote consideration of a broader menu of policy options and technologies. We conclude by discussing the implications for journalism education.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214559887
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Technology Optimism or Pessimism about Genomic Science: Variation among
           Experts and Scholarly Disciplines
    • Authors: Hochschild, J; Sen, M.
      Pages: 236 - 252
      Abstract: Like lay people, experts vary in their technology optimism or pessimism about scientific endeavors, for reasons that are poorly understood. We explore experts’ technology optimism through a focus on genomics; its novelty, life-and-death implications, complex technology, and broad but as yet unknown societal implications make it an excellent subject for studying views about new knowledge. We use interviews with scientific and medical elites to show a wide range of views about genomics, and we analyze about 750 articles by prominent social scientists, law professors, and biologists to explore how values and norms reinforce or supersede experts’ shared scientific knowledge. We find that experts in some fields give genomics more attention than experts in others; that they differ in the aspects of genomics on which they focus; and that within a discipline or field, scholars differ in the extent to which they find genomics attractive or aversive. Overall, however, experts in more liberal or humanities-oriented disciplines tend to be less optimistic about genomics than scholars in relatively more conservative or scientifically oriented disciplines. We speculate on why genomics is an exception to the usual finding that liberals support science more than conservatives do.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214558205
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Enablers of Doubt: How Future Teachers Learn to Negotiate the Evolution
           Wars in Their Classrooms
    • Authors: Berkman, M. B; Plutzer, E.
      Pages: 253 - 270
      Abstract: Evolution deniers do not need to establish their own scientific position but merely cast doubt on some aspect of evolution or obtain a small amount of legitimacy for creationism or intelligent design to sow sufficient doubt in the mainstream. This doubt is one of three pillars, along with demands for equal time and the incompatibility of science and religion, that Eugenie Scott has argued define contemporary anti-evolution efforts. High school biology teachers play a crucial role in whether a high school biology course reinforces the scientific consensus or whether it confers legitimacy on creationist perspectives with pedagogical strategies consistent with the three pillars. As we have shown elsewhere, many public school teachers do contribute to public opinion on evolution. But where do these norms come from? This article begins to answer this question, using data from our 2007 National Survey of High School Biology Teachers and new data from a series of focus groups with preservice teachers. We find that, as early as in the preservice college years, teachers develop attitudes and pedagogical coping mechanisms that lead to support for the anti-evolution movement.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214557783
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Citizens', Scientists', and Policy Advisors' Beliefs about Global Warming
    • Authors: Bolsen, T; Druckman, J. N, Cook, F. L.
      Pages: 271 - 295
      Abstract: Numerous factors shape citizens’ beliefs about global warming, but there is very little research that compares the views of the public with key actors in the policymaking process. We analyze data from simultaneous and parallel surveys of (1) the U.S. public, (2) scientists who actively publish research on energy technologies in the United States, and (3) congressional policy advisors and find that beliefs about global warming vary markedly among them. Scientists and policy advisors are more likely than the public to express a belief in the existence and anthropogenic nature of global warming. We also find ideological polarization about global warming in all three groups, although scientists are less polarized than the public and policy advisors over whether global warming is actually occurring. Alarmingly, there is evidence that the ideological divide about global warming gets significantly larger according to respondents’ knowledge about politics, energy, and science.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214558393
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
  • Politics and Science: Untangling Values, Ideologies, and Reasons
    • Authors: Douglas; H.
      Pages: 296 - 306
      Abstract: This commentary argues that we need a more nuanced account than we have now of the sources of disagreement among experts and the sources of distrust in scientific claims among the public. Such nuance requires an understanding of the nature of science (an empirical, uncertain, and yet reliable source of knowledge) and of how that differs from faith as a basis for knowledge claims. It also requires an understanding of how values can legitimately function in science, including in the shaping of research agendas and in the assessment of evidential sufficiency, and of the inherently political nature of science (e.g., when evidence shifts the boundary between public and private). While science is neither apolitical nor value-free, it can (and should) be pursued with integrity. Detecting science with integrity and defining the legitimate roles values play in such science opens the space for genuine deliberation and a way forward out of an ideological stalemate.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08T21:00:27-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0002716214557237
      Issue No: Vol. 658, No. 1 (2015)
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