ScienceAugust 31, 2018

As debris piles up, Americans are skeptical enough will be done to limit space junk

Thousands of space launches have spawned a massive orbital junkyard. Many Americans are doubtful private companies will keep space clean of debris.

ScienceAugust 20, 2018

A majority of Americans support using biotechnology to grow human organs in animals for transplants

Almost six-in-ten Americans consider it an appropriate use of technology to genetically engineer animals to grow organs or tissues that could be used for humans needing a transplant, while 41% say this would be going too far.

ScienceAugust 16, 2018

Most Americans Accept Genetic Engineering of Animals That Benefits Human Health, but Many Oppose Other Uses

Americans’ concerns about animal biotechnology focus on risks to animals, humans and the ecosystem.

ScienceAugust 16, 2018

Americans are divided over the use of animals in scientific research

There is a gender gap in views of the use of animals in scientific research. Those with a high level of science knowledge are more inclined to approve of such research.

Pew Research CenterJuly 26, 2018

More Americans anticipate downsides than upsides from gene editing for babies

About half of Americans believe that within the next 50 years science will find a way to eliminate virtually all birth defects through gene editing. Yet majorities of Americans harbor at least some reservations about the impact on society of more widespread use of gene editing.

ScienceJuly 26, 2018

Public Views of Gene Editing for Babies Depend on How It Would Be Used

Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology

Pew Research CenterJuly 9, 2018

Americans are closely divided over value of medical treatments, but most agree costs are a big problem

Americans have mixed views about the overall value of medical treatments today, though many say science has generally improved the quality of U.S. health care.

Pew Research CenterJuly 3, 2018

Americans broadly favor government funding for medical and science research

Many Americans say government investments in medical research, engineering and technology or basic scientific research usually pay off in the long run.

Pew Research CenterJune 22, 2018

Many in U.S. have confidence in what private space companies will accomplish

Most Americans are confident that private space companies will make meaningful contributions in developing safe and reliable spacecraft or conducting research to expand space knowledge.

Pew Research CenterJune 7, 2018

Space tourism? Majority of Americans say they wouldn’t be interested

About four-in-ten Americans (42%) say they would definitely or probably be interested in orbiting the Earth in a spacecraft in the future, while roughly six-in-ten (58%) say they would not be interested.