Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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.
A new survey shows that it varies dramatically by education, race and ethnicity
A new survey shows the number can vary considerably depending how you ask questions about evolution
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