Americans divided on government’s role in space exploration
From the moon landings to Star Wars, Americans have long had a fascination with space and affection for NASA, but today’s public is divided on what role their government should play in future space exploration.
One-fifth of Americans report going online ‘almost constantly’
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, some 21% of Americans now report that they go online “almost constantly.”
Smartphone, computer or tablet? 36% of Americans own all three
For many Americans, one device isn’t enough.
Key takeaways on mobile apps and privacy
Six-in-ten app downloaders have chosen not to install an app when they discovered how much personal information the app required in order to use it.
Majority of Americans say scientists don’t have an ideological slant
64% of Americans perceive scientists as neither liberal nor conservative.
Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds
The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.
Digital romance: How teen boys and girls differ
Thanks to texting and social media, teens today have many more ways to reach out to a crush than in the analog days of using the family telephone and passing notes in the hallways.
6 facts about teen romance in the digital age
A new Pew Research Center survey of 13- t0 17-year-olds examines how teens flirt, date and even break up in the digital age.
The art and science of the scatterplot
This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.
The race gap in science knowledge
When asked a series of 12 science-related questions, whites, on average, fared better than blacks or Hispanics. What’s behind this knowledge gap?