The share of Americans calling global climate change a major threat to the U.S. has grown since 2013, an increase that has occurred largely among Democrats.
A strong majority of the American public thinks of science as having a positive effect on society, and most expect continued benefits to accrue from science in the years ahead.
We explored how Americans feel about the tenor of debate in the country in a recent major survey about U.S. political disource. Here's how we did it.
Most cellphone-using teens say their phone is a way to pass time. Similarly large shares use their phone to connect with others or learn new things.
Lower fertility rates and aging populations have become worldwide concerns, but the G7 nations have stood out for their lower birth rates and graying populations.
A median of 65% across 11 emerging economies say it is the government’s responsibility to ensure equal access to reliable internet service.
Overall, 293 U.S. counties were majority nonwhite in 2018. Most of these are concentrated in California, the South and on the East Coast.
Atheists and agnostics know more about religion than most other religious groups, while those with no particular religion are among the least knowledgeable.
Black and Hispanic adults remain less likely than whites to own a computer or have high speed internet at home. But smartphones are helping to bridge these differences.
About nine-in-ten Americans see research scientists as intelligent, while a smaller majority describe them as good communicators.