Living to 120 and Beyond: Americans’ Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension
If new medical treatments could slow the aging process and allow people to live decades longer, would you want to? Most Americans say no, but roughly two-thirds think that most other people would say yes.
On the 44th anniversary, Americans less impressed by the first walk on the moon
A small percentage of Americans still view Armstrong’s walk on the moon as a top American achievement.
Public Esteem for Military Still High
More than three-quarters of Americans continue to believe that members of the military contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being. By contrast, only 37% say clergy make a big contribution to society, and journalists have dropped the most in public esteem since 2009.
Public’s Science Knowledge Varies Widely
The public’s knowledge of science and technology varies widely across a range of questions on current topics and basic scientific concepts, according to a new quiz by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Science in the United States
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.