Fact TankJanuary 4, 2017

Among high school seniors, interest in science varies by race, ethnicity

Asian and Pacific Islander high school seniors are the most likely to say they like science, while blacks are the least likely.

Fact TankDecember 19, 2016

Most Americans don’t pay extra to support worker-friendly businesses

Around half of Americans say the question of working conditions is indeed important to them, though fewer are actually willing to pay more to support businesses that are seen as worker-friendly.

Fact TankDecember 7, 2016

Younger generations stand out in their beliefs about organic, GM foods

Younger adults are more likely than older adults to think organic foods are better for their health and to believe GM foods are worse.

Fact TankDecember 2, 2016

Most Americans take conflicting food studies in stride

While a majority of Americans encounter conflicting news stories about food and healthy eating, most see it as a sign of continued progress in food science.

Fact TankNovember 21, 2016

TV still the top source for election results, but digital platforms rise

Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

Fact TankNovember 7, 2016

Social media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue

Exposure to a range of new ideas and viewpoints that many social media users encounter can occasionally cause people to change their minds about political issues or candidates.

Fact TankOctober 18, 2016

Americans aren’t sold on plastic surgery: Few have had it done, opinions mostly mixed

Plastic surgery has expanded from treatments aimed mainly at repairing damage to include elective changes like liposuction or tummy tucks. While it’s now a multibillion-dollar industry, just 4% of Americans say they have ever had elective cosmetic surgery.

Fact TankOctober 3, 2016

Smartphones help those without broadband get online, but don’t necessarily bridge the digital divide

Many Americans rely on cell phone internet access due to a lack of broadband at home. But are these devices a good substitute?

Fact TankSeptember 26, 2016

Americans wary of using chip implants to boost brain power for the healthy

Fact TankSeptember 7, 2016

13% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?

Today, 13% of U.S. adults do not use the internet. The latest Pew Research Center analysis shows internet non-adoption is correlated to a number of demographic variables.