Leveraging Public Opinion in Support of Science

Public support of science can be instrumental in influencing congressional support of research funding. While public support for science is strong, few Americans understand our nation’s scientific enterprise.

In this webinar, speakers will provide tips for effectively communicating about the importance of science, the patient experience, and recent discoveries that have potential policy implications to help ensure the public continues their strong support of federally funded scientific research.

Leveraging data from Research!America, University of California, San Francisco, ScienceCounts, and other relevant sources, speakers will analyze public opinion survey data on scientific issues to help scientists frame messages that address knowledge gaps in scientific literacy, as well as craft concise, compelling narratives such as the 3-Minute Thesis.

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