Americans' confidence in the scientific community as a whole has remained stable for decades, with 44% saying they have a great deal of confidence.
Most Americans believe the health benefits of the MMR vaccine are high and the risks are low. Many favor school-based vaccine requirements.
Tuesday is the 210th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Roughly eight-in-ten U.S. adults say humans have evolved over time.
Evolution remains a contentious issue. When asked about it, highly religious Americans' responses can vary depending on how the question is asked.
There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, a 56% increase from 2011.
Americans are closely divided over the health benefits of organic produce. Some 45% of U.S. adults say organic fruits and vegetables are better for you than conventionally grown produce, compared with 51% who say that organic produce is neither better nor worse, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted earlier this year. The share […]
The United States is a nation divided when it comes to food, and Americans’ food preferences are especially evident in what they don’t eat.
About half of U.S. adults say genetically modified foods are worse for one’s health than non-GM foods, while 44% think GM foods ingredients are neither better nor worse for one’s health.
Thousands of space launches have spawned a massive orbital junkyard. Many Americans are doubtful private companies will keep space clean of debris.
Almost six-in-ten Americans consider it an appropriate use of technology to genetically engineer animals to grow organs or tissues that could be used for humans needing a transplant, while 41% say this would be going too far.