According to a recent study published by the University of Chicago and discussed in the LA Times, many Americans believe in different science conspiracies such as cell phones causing cancer. 37% of Americans believe the long-held but disproven myth that vaccinations cause autism. This misconception has led to outbreaks of preventable diseases in the US and Europe in the last few years.
This new study demonstrates the need for why Project Bridge and other organizations like it is desperately needed. As scientists, it is our obligation to effectively tell our stories and debunk these life-threatening myths.