Pesticides and Vaccines Incorrectly Linked to Microcephaly

New Survey Findings Just Released from the Annenberg Public Policy Center; Interviews Conducted by SSRS

The survey found that most Americans (61 percent) say scientists have established that the Zika virus spreading through Latin America can cause the birth defect known as microcephaly, which is in fact strongly suspected but not confirmed by scientists, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Another 28 percent of people say that scientists are not sure.

The findings come from the second in a series of Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) surveys by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania. The survey was conducted by phone among 1,014 respondents from February 17-21, by SSRS.