When Americans are asked what has brought the biggest improvement to their lives in the past five decades, they name technology more than any other advancement.
Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry.
In giving career advice to high schoolers, younger Americans encourage them to follow their dreams while older adults tell them to get jobs in a STEM field.
Many Americans are exposed to science through TV and movies, and they come away with a positive impression of working in science, technology and medicine.
Where do Americans go to stay informed about science topics? Here are some key takeaways about Americans’ science news habits today.
The U.S. public has mixed views on using gene editing to reduce babies' risk of serious diseases, with parents of children younger than 18 especially wary.
While many physicians in the United States report frustrations with their work, the public continues to hold health care providers in high regard.
Six-in-ten Democrats back increased federal spending for scientific research, compared with one third of Republicans.
The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation observed its first Earth Day – created by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson – on April 22, 1970. Nearly a half century later, Earth Day has expanded […]
People’s level of science knowledge helps to a degree to explain their beliefs about climate and energy issues, but it depends on their partisanship.