Navigation Links
Maryland poll: Traditional media and internet more trusted than social media for research news
Date:5/11/2011

WASHINGTONMay 11, 2011Most Maryland residents trust the health and medical research information provided by traditional medianewspapers (77%), television (71%), magazines (68%), radio (66%)and the Internet (also 66%), according to a new state poll commissioned by Research!America. Social media fared less well, with 51% saying social media is not trustworthy for health and medical research issues. Fewer than 20% use their cell phone or other mobile device to find health information.

The Maryland poll findings were released today at a forum on science journalism at the National Press Club convened by Research!America, Pfizer Inc and the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, School of Public Health and School of Public Policy.

"The modern media landscape has become very complex, which creates many more opportunities to communicate with many more people of all ages and backgrounds," said Kevin Klose, dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. "At the same time, this presents a challenge in communicating about complex issues such as medical and health research findings."

One such challenge is public trust in news sources and spokespeople. Marylanders largely trust journalists as spokespeople for science news (59% see them as trustworthy), but even more so the state's residents trust science news coming from scientists (88%), health care professionals (86%) and nonprofit and voluntary health organizations (75%).

A majority (62%) trust the scientific community as much today as they did five years ago. Slightly fewer (54%) trust the media as much now as five years ago. Just 27% trust elected officials as much now as five years ago; 63% say less.

While 40% say they hear or read more about research in the news than five years ago, two-thirds say they would like to see more news coverage of science and research.

Strong public appetite for more science news presents a
'/>"/>

Contact: Eva Maciejewski
emaciejewski@researchamerica.org
571-482-2712
Research!America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Maryland In Home Dog Training Service has a Mission to Keep "Dogs with Behavior Problems" Out of the Animal Shelters
2. VA Maryland Health Care System's Summer Health Tips
3. 3M and Maryland Hospital Association's Quality Indicator Project Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Quality Solution
4. Western Maryland to be Featured at BIO International Convention
5. Maryland's Preeminent Domestic Violence Agency Announces New Organizational Changes
6. Bowie/Mitchellville (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Hosts "Power to End Stroke" Walk-a-thon in Glenn Dale, Maryland
7. Nurse Practitioners Forge Ahead to Save Health Care in Maryland
8. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Maryland is 48th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
9. Maryland Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Indoor Tanning for Minors
10. The VA Maryland Health Care System Offers Tips for Senior Citizens and Older Adults to Spring into Shape
11. Proposed Medicaid Cuts Threatens Health Care Access for 400,000 Maryland Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Hands On Mobile Spa, has announced ... Spa On Wheels has been transformed into a utopia for ... world seems to disappear. The Virtual Tour showcases the beauty ... parties, corporate events and more. , The Virtual Tour shows ... which is actually an overhauled Winnebago. Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director states ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Slone Partners ... personalized medicine, healthcare information technology, and laboratory testing ... of Chief Operating Officer. The announcement comes after ... by a strengthened presence in Boston and several ... lives and breathes the client experience," said Adam ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Wilmington, VT (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... full-service private ski club in Southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley, ... trail names inspired by classic rock songs. , ... the weekend with a private concert followed by a ... said, “The new trail names include: “I’m Alright” the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter ... to moms who were exposed to high levels of air ... developing autism, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that ... and 2002, those exposed to the most air pollution during ... later developed autism. And exposure during the third trimester, specifically, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, ... leg for at least 20 seconds you may be at ... on one leg may indicate that small strokes or tiny ... serious strokes is high, the investigators reported online Dec. 18 ... while standing on one leg, as well as problems walking, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 2Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 3Health News:Slone Partners Promotes Leslie Loveless to Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:The Hermitage Club Officially Names Four Ski Trails after Iconic Rock Songs by Grammy Award Winner Kenny Loggins 2Health News:Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk 2Health News:Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk 3Health News:Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk 2
... , THURSDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- New ... a significant role in a major advance in human brain ... SRGAP2 gene has been duplicated at least twice during human ... 2.5 million years ago. The second duplication produced only a ...
... Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and ... study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers. Heart ... office setting, while software sensors detected how often they switched ... and were in a steady "high alert" state, with more ...
... Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, May ... to plague people with celiac disease than those without ... the digestive tract and the brain has been studied ... researchers have linked celiac disease and other bowel problems ...
... health research programs are collaborating with community groups to ... informed consent, collect data and provide input on study ... researchers, community groups and institutional review boards about research ... that have a role in community-engaged research," according to ...
... News) -- Despite the fact that Americans spend more on ... a new report finds that more does not necessarily equal ... Commonwealth Fund report, led by senior research associate David Squires, ... per capita for health care, according to 2009 figures. By ...
... protein complex involved in the spatial organization of the ... have two versions of cohesin that contain either SA1 ... ignored. Researchers of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre ... new functions of cohesin SA1 that are relevant for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Clues to the Evolution of the Human Brain 2Health News:Email 'vacations' decrease stress, increase concentration, researchers say 2Health News:Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says 2Health News:Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says 3Health News:Better ethics education needed in community-based research 2Health News:U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report 2Health News:U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report 3Health News:CNIO researchers describe new functions of cohesin relevant for human disease 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Baptist Health Lexington is ... to receive full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) ... Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia ... some cases can lead to stroke and possible death. More ... have atrial fibrillation and the numbers are rapidly ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... and SAN DIEGO , Dec. 17, 2014 ... ; AEX: PHIA) and Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC ... for cardiovascular applications, today announced that they have entered into ... commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued ... or a total equity purchase price of USD 1 billion ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... With advancements in neurological and functional ... seeing new growth, according to Kalorama Information. Though ... the majority of market volume, newer 3T systems ... are creating opportunities for more sophisticated applications. The medical ... a rate of 4%, with world market revenues ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 3Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 2Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 3Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 4Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 5Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 6Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 7Philips to acquire Volcano to expand global leadership position in image-guided therapy market 8Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3
... is an example of advanced technology resulting ... compression and comfort of a soft ankle ... ankle stirrup. A plastic exoskeleton is ... forming a network of strategically placed support ...
... Features a single bladder with three ... kind design utilizes the fit of low ... the rolling and swaying experienced in other ... bottoming out. The air bladder is enclosed ...
... a cost effective stirrup designed to truly function ... is lower in profile than other stirrups, so ... patient compliance. The X-Brace offers the Figure 8 ... everts the foot. This allows the strapping of ...
... shell with a vacuum liner used to provide ... a non-weight bearing splint. Once the patient is ... the STORM walker boot., ,Patients requiring maximum ... STORM and insert the vacuum liner from the ...
Medicine Products: