7 facts about the STEM workforce
A new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data takes a broad-based look at the STEM workforce from 1990 to today. Here are seven key findings.
8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation
While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.
Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science
America’s confidence in the scientific community appears to be relatively strong. But the degree of public trust in scientists across climate, food and medical issues varies, and many express moderate rather than strongly positive views.
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.
Shareable facts on Americans’ views and attitudes toward automation technologies
Key findings from a @pewresearch study of Americans’ views of and experiences with automation
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.