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LISTEN Network: Attitudes Toward Science During COVID-19 and What it Means for Engagement
June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
The Leaders in Science and Technology Engagement Networks (LISTEN Network) convened a briefing and discussion on the latest data from the Pew Research Center on attitudes toward science. This discussion is intended to be applicable for all professionals who work at the interface of science and society. The conversation was moderated by LISTEN Network manager, and Senior Advisor at the Association of Science and Technology Centers, Erica Palma Kimmerling.
The webinar featured:
- A briefing from Cary Funk, Director of Science and Society Research at the Pew Research Center, on the latest data on attitudes toward science and the use of science to inform our response to the pandemic.
- A response from experts in science engagement on the context that influences these data and how this information should inform engagement efforts moving forward. Discussants include:
- Jamie Bell, Program Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
- Reyhaneh (Rey) Maktoufi, Civic Science Fellow in Science Misinformation, WGBH
- Sam Dyson, Science and Society Funder Collaborative Civic Science Fellow, Rita Allen Foundation
- A Q&A session to dig deeper into these data and their implications.
Watch the recorded webinar:
Slides from the webinar can be found here.
Resources on social justice and COVID-19
How medical bias against black people is shaping Covid-19 treatment and care
Black communities at heart of Floyd protests face ‘pandemic within a pandemic’
COVID-19: Investing in black lives and livelihoods
COVID-19 presents a disproportionate threat to indigenous people
Navajo nation reels under weight of coronavirus – and history of broken promises
How COVID-19 is impacting indigenous peoples in the U.S.
We live in a patchwork pandemic now
Resources from the Pew Research Center
Worries About Coronavirus Surge, as Most Americans Expect a Recession – or Worse
Most Americans Say Federal Government Has Primary Responsibility for COVID-19 Testing
Partisan Differences over the Pandemic Response Are Growing
Trust in Medical Scientists Has Grown in U.S., but Mainly Among Democrats
Black Americans face higher COVID-19 risks, are more hesitant to trust medical scientists, get vaccinated
Most Americans expect a COVID-19 vaccine within a year; 72% say they would get vaccinated
Citizen science, science-related hobbies and participation in informal science activities
Most Americans say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information
Resources from Discussants
Science Centers & COVID-19
Year in Informal STEM Education
Four Principles for Supporting Family Learning During the Global Family Health Crisis
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program RAPID awards to address the STEM learning, science communication and public engagement aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broadening Perspectives on Broadening Participation in STEM
Everyday science learning and equity: Mapping the contested terrain
The theory of planned behavior
Self-reported physical distancing in Wisconsin: Preliminary survey results to inform COVID-19 messaging (an example of connecting data to practical implications based on theories of behavior change)
Civic Science Fellows
Solutions Story Tracker®