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.
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.
To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.
American students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations, in international assessments of math, science and reading.
Still, white evangelical Protestants and religious "nones" are somewhat less likely than members of other religious groups to support a vaccine requirement.
Parents with children ages 4 or younger are more concerned than other Americans about the potential risk of side effects from the MMR vaccine.