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Americans’ Civics Knowledge Increases During a Stress-Filled Year

A growing number of Americans can name the branches of government and the freedoms under the First Amendment though many still misunderstand basic facts about how government works, according to the 2021 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey.

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In Rural America, Religious Attendance and Norms Reduce Compassion for People Who Use Opioids

A new study found that religious individuals in Appalachian and Midwestern states were more likely to support punitive drug policies.

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Correcting Misperceptions about — and Increasing Empathy for — Migrants

Americans dramatically overestimate the number of migrants affiliated with gangs and children being trafficked.

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MIC Infographic: Raising the Bar for Journalism

A new infographic entitled “Raising the Bar for Journalism” and released by the Media, Inequality & Change Center (MIC) makes...

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COVID-19 Conspiracy Beliefs Increased among Users of Conservative and Social Media

These increases in conspiracy beliefs were associated with less mask wearing and decreased intentions to get a vaccine.

Undergraduate News

Comm Major Sophia Liu Receives Mitchell Center Fellowship

The fellowship supports research focused on democracy.

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Samantha Moore-Berg Named Inaugural Bruneau Fellow

The fellowship was established to honor the memory of Emile Bruneau, peace and conflict neuroscientist.

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Political Communication Scholar Yphtach Lelkes Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

In this Q&A, Lelkes discusses how his research has evolved during his time at Annenberg.

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Comm Major Alum Ben Friedman Wins Thouron Award

Thouon Awards give Penn seniors and alums the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the U.K.