ScienceOctober 12, 2017

Four-in-ten Americans credit technology with improving life most in the past 50 years

When Americans are asked what has brought the biggest improvement to their lives in the past five decades, they name technology more than any other advancement.

Internet & TechOctober 10, 2017

Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry.

ScienceSeptember 26, 2017

About a third of Americans would tell a high schooler seeking career advice to enter a STEM-related field

In giving career advice to high schoolers, younger Americans encourage them to follow their dreams while older adults tell them to get jobs in a STEM field.

ScienceSeptember 25, 2017

Shows and films about crime, medicine help foster a positive view of scientists, say many Americans

Many Americans are exposed to science through TV and movies, and they come away with a positive impression of working in science, technology and medicine.

ScienceSeptember 21, 2017

Most Americans get their science news from general outlets, but many doubt their accuracy

Where do Americans go to stay informed about science topics? Here are some key takeaways about Americans’ science news habits today.

ScienceAugust 8, 2017

Americans divided on gene editing, with parents of minors more wary

The U.S. public has mixed views on using gene editing to reduce babies’ risk of serious diseases, with parents of children younger than 18 especially wary.

ScienceAugust 2, 2017

Most patients in U.S. have high praise for their health care providers

While many physicians in the United States report frustrations with their work, the public continues to hold health care providers in high regard.

ScienceMay 1, 2017

Democrats far more supportive than Republicans of federal spending for scientific research

Six-in-ten Democrats back increased federal spending for scientific research, compared with one third of Republicans.

Pew Research CenterApril 20, 2017

For Earth Day, here’s how Americans view environmental issues

The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation observed its first Earth Day – created by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson – on April 22, 1970. Nearly a half century later, Earth Day has expanded […]

ScienceApril 6, 2017

Public confidence in scientists has remained stable for decades

Today, four-in-ten Americans have a great deal of confidence in the scientific community.