ACEL Research: with Dr. Joy Rumble

Dr. Joy Rumble, along with coauthors Taylor Ruth, Alexa Lamm, Traci Irani, and Jason Ellis, published an article in the research journal Science Communication titled, “Are American’s attitudes toward GM science really negative? An academic examination of willingness to expose attitudes.” This national survey of over 1,000 US residents “revealed the majority of respondents had positive attitudes toward GM science; however, these respondents were no more willing to express their attitudes compared to those with neutral or negative attitudes. The findings from this study did not fully support the spiral of silence but provided insight into public opinion formation and measurement.”

Ruth, T. K., Rumble, J. N., Lamm, A. J., Irani, T. A., & Ellis, J. D. (2019). Are American’s attitudes toward GM science really negative? An academic examination of willingness to expose attitudes. Science Communication, 41(1), 113-131. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547018819935

For more information, see: https://journals.sagepub.com/…/full/10.1177/1075547018819935

For a full news release from the lead author’s institution, see: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/750780

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