Progress report on first year of WP 5.4

This document contains the progress report on the first year of the CATO-2 WP5.4 PhD project “Resistance of valid beliefs about CCS against low quality information”. PhD student Charlotte Koot started working on the project on August 16th 2010. The planned work for this work package is fundamental in nature, and aims to identify elements of communication that influence whether people are able to form definite –or closed– opinions about CCS. Because definite opinions are more closed-off, they are relatively stable. Consequently, definite opinions are predictive of actual support of, or opposition to, CCS.