If we seek, do we learn?: Predicting knowledge of global warming.
Kahlor, L., & Rosenthal, S. (2009). If we seek, do we learn?: Predicting knowledge of global warming. Science Communication, 30(3), 380-414. doi:10.1177/1075547008328798
AbstractDerived from the risk information seeking and processing model (RISP), this study sought to isolate predictors of the public's
knowledge of global warming. Using a national sample ( N = 805), multiple regression yielded a number of significant relationships among 13 moderators. Notably, the number of media
sources used for information about global warming, information seeking effort, and general education were relatively strong
predictors of knowledge. Counter to expectations, informational subjective norms were inversely related to knowledge.