An Elaboration of AAAS Scientists’ Views
A deeper examination of views about key science topics by members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Major Gaps Between the Public, Scientists on Key Issues
Despite broadly similar views about the overall place of science in America, there are striking differences between the public and scientists’ views on a host of science-related issues, from whether genetically modified foods are safe to eat to whether the world’s growing population will be a major problem.
Americans, Politics and Science Issues
The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor on biomedical, food safety, space issues.
How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities
Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, and most of them say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.
Libraries and communities
what types of services Americans value in their libraries and what additional services they would like their libraries to offer.
The Future of Corporate Responsibility
Corporate responsibility: How far will tech firms go in helping repressive regimes?
Presentation: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites
Amanda Lenhart spoke about how teens use technology and about youth social and emotional experiences in social media spaces.
The tone of life on social networking sites
85% of the adults who use social media report that people are usually kind on the sites. At the same time, 49% have witnessed mean and offensive behavior and they usually respond by ignoring it.
Kids, Privacy and Online Drama
Amanda Lenhart, danah boyd, and Alice Marwick will discuss the ways young people interact online, how they manage their privacy, and common misconceptions of adults when it comes to cyberbullying.
Teens, Social Network Sites & Mobile Phones: What the research is telling us (Slides)
Senior Research Specialist Mary Madden’s presentation on teens, social networking sites, and cell phones, prepared for the Consortium for School Networking meeting.