A majority of Americans have a positive overall view of environmental health scientists, though their opinions are more mixed when it comes to trust in them to do a good job, show concern for the community’s interest and provide fair and accurate information.
A majority of Americans express positive overall views of environmental research scientists, though their opinions are more mixed when it comes to confidence in them to do a good job, show concern for the public’s interest and provide fair and accurate information.
Since 2017, the share of Republicans who take a positive view of stricter environmental laws has increased, from 36% then to 45% today.
There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, a 56% increase from 2011.
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.
While there are many reasons that Americans get science news, the most common driver of attention to science news is curiosity, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center study. But people are also motivated to seek out science news for different reasons depending on the issues they care about most, with the environment being a prime example.
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news. Specifically, they were asked whether they did each activity several times a day, once a day, several times a week, once a […]
Note: An updated version of this post published on April 21, 2020, is available here. The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation observed its first Earth Day – created by Wisconsin Sen. […]
A majority of U.S. adults say stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost, while roughly a third say such regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.
Differing views on benefits and risks of organic foods and GMOs as Americans report higher priority for healthy eating