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.
One year into the coronavirus pandemic, about a fifth of U.S. adults (21%) are experiencing high levels of psychological distress.
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.
There are wide partisan gaps over most of the 19 items asked about – particularly addressing racial issues and dealing with global climate change.
Americans say U.S. can learn a lot from other countries on handling the coronavirus outbreak, other issues
Democrats are far more willing to say the U.S. can learn from other countries on major policy issues than Republicans are.
As CDC warned against holiday travel, 57% of Americans say they changed Thanksgiving plans due to COVID-19
A third of U.S. adults say they changed their Thanksgiving plans “a great deal,” while roughly a quarter changed their plans “some.”
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.
In the nearly nine months since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a national emergency, almost every part of the country has been directly affected by the loss of life resulting from the virus.