What misperceptions do Europeans hold on issues like immigration, vaccines, and climate change? Who holds these misperceptions? What demographic and attitudinal variables are correlated with holding misperceptions? And ultimately, what can be done to help reduce misperceptions?
Prof. Jason Reifler, grantee of the European Research Council, and his team at University of Exeter seek to better understand the conditions under which citizens learn. They hope to transmit the findings back to relevant academic and policy-maker audiences in order to aid policy design and communication efforts on important policy issues.