Faculty Advisor

Farny, Natalie

Faculty Advisor

Stapleton, Patricia A.

Abstract

This project’s goal was to examine American public opinion and media representation of CRISPR gene editing technology and its human applications. To do so, we analyzed three data sources: public opinion polls, online news articles, and tweets. Our findings show that public perception of CRISPR has been changing over time and the frequency of differently toned content (positive, negative, and neutral) fluctuates. Variation across the three types of sources reveals that American public opinion on CRISPR is not consistent.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

BIO

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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