ReligionJanuary 31, 2019

Religion’s Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health Around the World

People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 10, 2019

Organic farming is on the rise in the U.S.

There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, a 56% increase from 2011.

Pew Research CenterDecember 12, 2018

How far Americans live from the closest hospital differs by community type

Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.

ScienceDecember 6, 2018

What Do Americans Think about Food Additives and GMOs?

About half think they’re unhealthy; the other half aren’t especially concerned

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 26, 2018

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.