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