The social life of health information
Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.
Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem
About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.
Chart of the Week: Where the smokers are
A new data visualization lets you pinpoint where smoking is most and least common around the world.
Few Americans track their weight, diet or exercise online
Among the 6-in-10 Americans who say they track their weight, diet or exercise routine, 9% say they use online or app tools.
What ails America? Dr. Google can tell you
Dr. Google’s waiting room was crowded in 2013. Online search has become an easy way for people to learn more about what’s ailing them, either to self-diagnose or find a remedy.
45% of Americans Have Chronic Conditions
The 45% of U.S. adults living with one or more chronic health conditions are less likely than other adults to go online. But once they are online, they are more likely to be active users of online health resources.
Timeline: Key Dates in the End-of-Life Debate
Issues surrounding the end of life have been debated since long before New York became the first state to explicitly outlaw assisted suicide in 1828. This timeline looks at major events on the topic in the U.S. since the 1960s.
Religious Groups’ Views on End-of-Life Issues
In these summaries, religious leaders, scholars and ethicists from 16 major American religious groups explain how their faith traditions’ teachings address physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and other end-of-life questions.
To End Our Days
The Social, Legal and Political Dimensions of the End-of-Life Debate
Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments
Most Americans say there are circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die, but a growing minority says medical professionals always should do everything possible to save a patient’s life.