Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
Key findings: How Americans’ attitudes about climate change differ by generation, party and other factors
Majorities of Americans say the federal government, businesses and other actors are doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change.
Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in STEM jobs compared with their share of the U.S. workforce.
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
Black Americans stand out for their concern about COVID-19; 61% say they plan to get vaccinated or already have
81% of Black Americans consider the outbreak a major threat to public health and about half see it as a major threat to their personal health.
77% think vaccinations will benefit the economy.
Biotechnology Research Viewed With Caution Globally, but Most Support Gene Editing for Babies To Treat Disease
Majorities say scientific research on gene editing is a misuse – rather than an appropriate use – of technology. But public acceptance of gene editing for babies depends on how it will be used, and views often differ by age and religion.
Intent to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases
Still about two-in-ten U.S. adults are “pretty certain” they won’t get the vaccine – even when there’s more information.
A median of 69% of adults across 20 global publics we surveyed are in favor of expanding the use of natural gas.
Majorities across 20 publics say government investments in scientific research are worthwhile and express a lot or some confidence in scientists to do what is right for the public.