A majority of Americans support using biotechnology to grow human organs in animals for transplants
Almost six-in-ten Americans consider it an appropriate use of technology to genetically engineer animals to grow organs or tissues that could be used for humans needing a transplant, while 41% say this would be going too far.
Most Americans Accept Genetic Engineering of Animals That Benefits Human Health, but Many Oppose Other Uses
Americans’ concerns about animal biotechnology focus on risks to animals, humans and the ecosystem.
Americans are divided over the use of animals in scientific research
There is a gender gap in views of the use of animals in scientific research. Those with a high level of science knowledge are more inclined to approve of such research.
More Americans anticipate downsides than upsides from gene editing for babies
About half of Americans believe that within the next 50 years science will find a way to eliminate virtually all birth defects through gene editing. Yet majorities of Americans harbor at least some reservations about the impact on society of more widespread use of gene editing.
Public Views of Gene Editing for Babies Depend on How It Would Be Used
Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology
Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science
America’s confidence in the scientific community appears to be relatively strong. But the degree of public trust in scientists across climate, food and medical issues varies, and many express moderate rather than strongly positive views.
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.
20 years after Dolly the sheep’s debut, Americans remain skeptical of cloning
Twenty years after the world’s first clone made from the cells of an adult mammal was unveiled, here are five facts about cloning and public opinion.
Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks
While most Americans support requiring childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella, parents of young children rate the risks of the vaccine higher and the benefits lower.