Why as science furnishes more and more knowledge essential to their well-being do members of culturally diverse groups agree less and less about the risks they confront and the policies best suited for abating them? This project seeks to use science's own signature methods of disciplined observation and inference to identify and solve the "science communication problem" distinctive of contemporary pluralistic democracies.
Insights generated by the project now permeate all the other ones in which CCP is involved. Early research focused more pointedly on how dynamics of cultural cognition figured in group conflicts over science were funded by National Science Foundation grants SES -0922714, -062184, & -0242106.
Below are some of the key CCP paper associated with those grants: