About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
For Earth Day 2020, we take stock of public opinion in the United States about global climate change and the environment.
The share of Americans who say global climate change is a major threat to the well-being of the U.S. has grown from 44% in 2009 to 60% in 2020.
More Americans see climate change as a priority, but Democrats are much more concerned than Republicans
As 14 states and one territory prepare to hold primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday, here’s a look at how Democrats see climate change.
Most Democrats think scientists should take an active role in policy debates, while 56% of Republicans say they should focus on establishing sound scientific facts.
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.
About half of whites correctly answered at least nine of 11 science-related questions, compared with much smaller shares of Hispanics and blacks.
About half of U.S. adults say genetically modified foods are worse for one’s health than non-GM foods, while 44% think GM foods ingredients are neither better nor worse for one’s health.
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.