Internet & TechNovember 16, 2017

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.

ScienceOctober 12, 2017

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.

Internet & TechOctober 4, 2017

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.

Internet & TechOctober 4, 2017

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.

ScienceSeptember 26, 2017

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.

ScienceSeptember 25, 2017

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.

ScienceSeptember 21, 2017

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.

Media & NewsSeptember 20, 2017

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.

ScienceAugust 8, 2017

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.

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.