Divides in public opinion over food are encapsulated by how people assess the health effects of two kinds of food: organic and genetically modified foods.
What leads people to a career in science? From a lifelong interest in science to the influence of mentors, working scientists explain why they pursued science.
Three-quarters or more of Americans are confident in the military, medical scientists and scientists in general to act in the best interests of the public. But fewer than half report similar confidence in the news media, business leaders and elected officials.
The rules, practices and norms around recycling vary considerably from place to place – contributing to dramatically different local recycling levels and rates at which different materials are recovered.
Amid wide partisan divides over climate issues, conservative Republicans are especially skeptical of climate scientists' understanding and research.