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Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
GOP moderates and younger adults generally offer more support for action to address climate change than conservatives and older adults.
About two-thirds of Americans (65%) say their best guess is that intelligent life exists on other planets.
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
77% think vaccinations will benefit the economy.
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.
There is bipartisan support for several proposals to reduce the effects of climate change, especially for large scale tree-plantings to help absorb carbon emissions and offering tax credits to businesses that capture carbon emissions.
About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in U.S. society.
Test your knowledge of science facts and applications of scientific principles by taking our 11-question quiz, then compare your answers to the average American and across demographic groups.
People around the world agree that climate change poses a severe risk to their countries, according to a 26-nation survey conducted in spring 2018. Terrorism, specifically from ISIS, and cyberattacks are also seen by many as major security threats.
Over the centuries, the relationship between science and religion has ranged from conflict and hostility to harmony and collaboration. Insights from in-depth interviews with Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists highlight the distinct ways people think about science and religion and where tensions arise between the two.