The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears
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The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears

10.3 The media and the public understanding of science

Hargreaves, I., Lewis, J. and Speers, T. ‘Towards a better map: Science, the public and the media’, Economic and Social Research Council.

In this section we shall explore the public understanding of and attitudes towards science on the basis of two nationwide surveys. We will look in detail at public knowledge of the three issues we have tracked thus far, and then explore the relationship between media coverage and public understanding.

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