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U.S. Politics Apr. 22, 2013

Quiz: Science and Technology Knowledge

Do you know more about science and technology than the average American? Take our 13-question quiz to test your knowledge of scientific concepts.

U.S. Politics Jul. 5, 2011

Majority Sees U.S. Leadership in Space as Essential

Fifty years after the first American manned space flight, nearly six-in-ten say it is essential that the U.S. continue to be a world leader in space exploration and a majority say it has been a good investment for the country.

U.S. Politics Jun. 22, 2010

Public Sees a Future Full of Promise and Peril

Most Americans envision a future where cancer is cured and space travel is for everyone. But they also see a world beset by war, energy shortages and a terrorist attack with nuclear weapons. Still, most see a better future for themselves and the nation over the next four decades.

Internet & Tech May. 5, 2010

The Semantic Web

Technology experts and stakeholders are divided over whether a world in which software agents carry out sophisticated tasks for users is on the immediate horizon.

U.S. Politics Dec. 21, 2009

Public Looks Back at Worst Decade in 50 Years

As the current decade draws to a close, relatively few Americans have positive things to say about it. But major technological and communications advances are viewed in an overwhelmingly positive light.

Religion Nov. 5, 2009

The Paradoxical Relationship of Religion and Science

While most embrace science and its benefits, strong religious convictions can affect some Americans’ willingness to accept certain theories and discoveries. A new report examines the history of science and religion, the debates about them and how the two have been both adversaries and allies.

U.S. Politics Jul. 15, 2009

“One Small Step” No Longer Seen as Such a Giant Leap for America

Four decades after the first American astronauts walked on the moon, that historic accomplishment has lost some prominence in the eyes of the public. Gen Y is especially spaced out.

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U.S. Politics Jul. 9, 2009

Quiz: How Much Science Do You Know?

To test your knowledge of scientific concepts and recent scientific findings and events, take our 12-item quiz, a mix of contemporary knowledge and text-book style questions, and find out how you stack up against the rest of the country.

U.S. Politics Jul. 9, 2009

Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media

A new survey of scientists and the public finds large majorities holding positive views of science. But scientists are concerned about Americans’ ignorance of scientific findings and large differences exist between the two groups’ views on evolution and global warming. Still, overwhelming percentages in both groups think that government investments in science and technology pay off in the long run.

Religion May. 4, 2009

Can Science and Religion Co-Exist in Harmony?

Two experts — a geneticist and a religion writer and correspondent — discuss why they believe the current perceived conflict between evolution and faith is unnecessary and destructive.