Many Americans can answer at least some questions about science concepts. Science knowledge levels remain strongly tied to education; Republicans and Democrats are about equally knowledgeable.
Pew polls reveal a public divided on climate, supportive of NASA and wary of AI and genetic engineering
About half think they’re unhealthy; the other half aren’t especially concerned
Majorities of Americans see at least some risk from food produced using hormones, antibiotics, pesticides or artificial ingredients; half the public says that foods with genetically modified ingredients are worse for one's health than foods without.
According to new survey data, many fear that humans could lose their autonomy or even their free will
Americans’ concerns about animal biotechnology focus on risks to animals, humans and the ecosystem.
Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology
Despite the increasing role of private companies in space exploration, most believe NASA’s role is still vital for the future.
At the same time, Americans are closely divided over whether or not it is possible to cut back on regulations while still effectively protecting air and water quality.
Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but 'news you can use' posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.