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.

ScienceFebruary 6, 2017

Parents of young children are more ‘vaccine hesitant’

Parents with children ages 4 or younger are more concerned than other Americans about the potential risk of side effects from the MMR vaccine.

ScienceFebruary 2, 2017

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.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2016

Health issues topped the list of scientific studies reaching wide audiences in 2016

Health care policy, space and evolution led the way.

Fact TankDecember 13, 2016

What’s on your table? How America’s diet has changed over the decades

We’re eating more chicken, cheese and yogurt, but less beef, margarine and ice cream.

Fact TankDecember 9, 2016

People concerned about GM foods are particularly skeptical of information from food industry

Many Americans are distrustful of information provided by the food industry on GM foods, and those who are concerned about GM food issues are especially skeptical.

Fact TankDecember 7, 2016

Younger generations stand out in their beliefs about organic, GM foods

Younger adults are more likely than older adults to think organic foods are better for their health and to believe GM foods are worse.