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.

ScienceJanuary 9, 2018

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.

ScienceDecember 8, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2017

Prescription drug abuse increasingly seen as a major U.S. public health problem

Americans’ concerns about prescription drug abuse have risen over the past four years, with some of largest increases coming among well-educated adults.

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 16, 2017

Public Divides Over Environmental Regulation and Energy Policy

Americans lean toward regulations – not economic markets alone – as the most effective way to increase reliance on renewable energy, but they are evenly split on whether fewer regulations can protect air and water.

Internet & TechApril 7, 2017

Disabled Americans are less likely to use technology

Even as a growing share of disabled Americans report going online or owning a smartphone, the digital divide between those who have a disability and those who don’t remains large.

April 4, 2017

Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to

The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.

March 30, 2017

About one-in-four U.S. workers have taken leave to care for a seriously ill family member

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults say workers should receive paid leave when they need to take time off to care for a sick family member.

ScienceFebruary 7, 2017

Majorities in all major religious groups support requiring childhood vaccination

Still, white evangelical Protestants and religious “nones” are somewhat less likely than members of other religious groups to support a vaccine requirement.