The public views a number of public health problems as serious, but while prescription drug abuse does not top the list, it stands out as a problem that Americans say is getting worse.
The UN Climate Change Conference convened today in Warsaw with a call for governments to reach an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The talks begin against a public opinion backdrop in which fewer Americans see global climate change as a major threat than do people in most other regions.
Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a "very big" problem in their country.
China and the U.S., the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, are among the least worried about climate change.
Blacks and Hispanics (46% each) are somewhat more inclined than whites (34%) to say they would want treatments to dramatically extend life.
A small percentage of Americans still view Armstrong’s walk on the moon as a top American achievement.