The Pew Research Center reflects on a tumultuous and memorable year
America’s confidence in the scientific community appears to be relatively strong. But the degree of public trust in scientists across climate, food and medical issues varies, and many express moderate rather than strongly positive views.
Key findings from a @pewresearch study of Americans' views of and experiences with automation
Overall, 36% of Americans get science news at least a few times a week and three-in-ten actively seek it. Most get science news from general news outlets, but more see specialty sources as being accurate.
Americans lean toward regulations – not economic markets alone – as the most effective way to increase reliance on renewable energy, but they are evenly split on whether fewer regulations can protect air and water.
More Democrats and younger adults believe last month's science marches will lead to public support for science, while Republicans and older adults tend to disagree.
While most Americans support requiring childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella, parents of young children rate the risks of the vaccine higher and the benefits lower.
Some groups still have concerns, however, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center