Pew Research CenterJanuary 9, 2018

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.

ScienceDecember 19, 2017

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.

ScienceDecember 8, 2017

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.

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

Shareable facts on Americans’ views and attitudes toward automation technologies

Key findings from a @pewresearch study of Americans’ views of and experiences with automation

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.