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New Published Study Shows How Emotional Cues in Social Media Impact Vaccine Acceptance Internationally

The relationship between social media discourse and vaccine hesitancy garnered a great deal of scrutiny by academics and policymakers even before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this concern was exacerbated by the rapid proliferation of online information about COVID-19 across multiple social media platforms and its possible influence on

Register Now for the CCPP 2024 Winter Symposium: Digital Media, Extremism & Political Violence on March 8th  

CCPP will be hosting its first-ever research symposium on Friday, March 8th! Centered around the theme “Digital Media, Extremism & Political Violence in America.” This interdisciplinary event will feature four guest speakers from the fields of communication, political science, criminology, and policy studies that will provide the lastest research and insights on the relationship between

New CCPP Study on Russian COVID-19 Misinformation Published

CCPP faculty affiliates Erik Nisbet and Olga Kamenchuk have a new study out on how media behaviors and psychological factors drive endorsement of COVID-19 misinformation in Russia. The study findings, published in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, help explain the high level of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Russia which continues to have a

CCPP partners on $1 million grant to combat the Global COVID-19 Infodemic

The Center for Communication and Public Policy is partnering with the Battelle and the Ohio State University on a project combat COVID-19 infodemic in real-time. The effort is sponsored by a $1 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).  Erik Nisbet, Owen L. Coon Endowed Professor of Policy Analysis and Communication and Director of

Preliminary COVID-19 Study Results Released

Erik Nisbet, Owen L. Coon Professor of Communication & Policy Analysis and director the Center for Communication and Policy Analysis recently conducted a briefing about preliminary results from an ongoing study of American attitudes and behaviors associated with COVID-19, including vaccination intentions for the Northwestern COVID-19 Vaccine Communication and Evaluation Network (CoVAXCEN).  The study data