There is a gender gap in views of the use of animals in scientific research. Those with a high level of science knowledge are more inclined to approve of such research.
Americans have mixed views about the overall value of medical treatments today, though many say science has generally improved the quality of U.S. health care.
Most Americans are confident that private space companies will make meaningful contributions in developing safe and reliable spacecraft or conducting research to expand space knowledge.
Some 31% of Americans say the effects of climate change are affecting them personally.
Last year, a slight majority of Americans said they were at least somewhat worried about the development of autonomous cars and hesitant about riding in one if given the chance.