Project Title

The Effect of Media Labeling Resistance Through Levels of Education on Nuclear Energy Environmental Conflicts

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Daniel Ferreira

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Surveys were given to participants to judge their opinions on various statements related to the costs and benefits of nuclear power to society before and after reading a supportive or negative article. Responses were recorded based on a likert scale and changes in their opinions based on reading one of the articles were determined. The degree of change of their opinions generated by the consumption of supportive or negative articles related to nuclear power and differences in the malleability of respondents’ opinions based on education level will be discussed.

Project Type

Poster

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The Effect of Media Labeling Resistance Through Levels of Education on Nuclear Energy Environmental Conflicts

Surveys were given to participants to judge their opinions on various statements related to the costs and benefits of nuclear power to society before and after reading a supportive or negative article. Responses were recorded based on a likert scale and changes in their opinions based on reading one of the articles were determined. The degree of change of their opinions generated by the consumption of supportive or negative articles related to nuclear power and differences in the malleability of respondents’ opinions based on education level will be discussed.