Archive: Science and Society

Civic Science

The Rita Allen Foundation’s evolving collection of research, resources and perspectives on the intersection of science and civic life

Perceptions of Science in America

Surveys current knowledge on Americans’ attitudes toward science, with the goal of building awareness among science communicators, advocates and researchers (This is the first in a series of publications from the Academy’s multiyear initiative, the Public Face of Science, which is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Rita Allen Foundation.)

The Science of Communication: Webinar on Emerging Research and Implications for Philanthropy

Many in the philanthropic community are expressing concern about a growing disregard for truth and evidence in American society. Rejection of scientific evidence—whether on climate change, vaccine safety, evolution or nuclear power—highlights the need to better understand the complex dynamics at work, and what can be done to strengthen the…

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