What Americans expect the future of automation to look like
In the next 20 years, Americans anticipate computer programs that diagnose and treat most diseases, fully automated stores and other technological advances.
Four-in-ten Americans credit technology with improving life most in the past 50 years
When Americans are asked what has brought the biggest improvement to their lives in the past five decades, they name technology more than any other advancement.
Automation in Everyday Life
Although Americans expect certain positive outcomes from developments in automation, they are worried and concerned about the implications of these technologies for society as a whole.
6 key findings on how Americans see the rise of automation
Although Americans tend to have a positive view of technology overall, this survey finds that the continuing march of new technologies is causing them concern.
About a third of Americans would tell a high schooler seeking career advice to enter a STEM-related field
In giving career advice to high schoolers, younger Americans encourage them to follow their dreams while older adults tell them to get jobs in a STEM field.
Shows and films about crime, medicine help foster a positive view of scientists, say many Americans
Many Americans are exposed to science through TV and movies, and they come away with a positive impression of working in science, technology and medicine.
Most Americans get their science news from general outlets, but many doubt their accuracy
Where do Americans go to stay informed about science topics? Here are some key takeaways about Americans’ science news habits today.
Science News and Information Today
Overall, 36% of Americans get science news at least a few times a week and three-in-ten actively seek it. Most get science news from general news outlets, but more see specialty sources as being accurate.
Americans divided on gene editing, with parents of minors more wary
The U.S. public has mixed views on using gene editing to reduce babies’ risk of serious diseases, with parents of children younger than 18 especially wary.
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.