ScienceNovember 26, 2018

Americans are divided over whether eating organic foods makes for better health

Americans are closely divided over the health benefits of organic produce. Some 45% of U.S. adults say organic fruits and vegetables are better for you than conventionally grown produce, compared with 51% who say that organic produce is neither better nor worse, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted earlier this year. The share […]

ScienceNovember 21, 2018

When it comes to food ingredients, health-oriented eaters have a list they avoid

The United States is a nation divided when it comes to food, and Americans’ food preferences are especially evident in what they don’t eat.

ScienceNovember 19, 2018

Public Perspectives on Food Risks

Majorities of Americans see at least some risk from food produced using hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or artificial ingredients; half the public says that foods with genetically modified ingredients are worse for one’s health than foods without.

ScienceNovember 19, 2018

Americans are narrowly divided over health effects of genetically modified foods

About half of U.S. adults say genetically modified foods are worse for one’s health than non-GM foods, while 44% think GM foods ingredients are neither better nor worse for one’s health.

ScienceAugust 16, 2018

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.

ScienceJuly 26, 2018

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

Pew Research CenterJuly 9, 2018

Americans are closely divided over value of medical treatments, but most agree costs are a big problem

Americans have mixed views about the overall value of medical treatments today, though many say science has generally improved the quality of U.S. health care.

Pew Research CenterMay 30, 2018

As fatal overdoses rise, many Americans see drug addiction as a major problem in their community

The U.S. public’s concerns about drug addiction come amid increases in the number and rate of fatal drug overdoses across urban, suburban and rural communities.

ScienceMay 14, 2018

Majorities See Government Efforts to Protect the Environment as Insufficient

At the same time, Americans are closely divided over whether or not it is possible to cut back on regulations while still effectively protecting air and water quality.

ScienceMarch 21, 2018

The Science People See on Social Media

Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but ‘news you can use’ posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.