Most Americans (71%) have heard of a conspiracy theory that alleges that powerful people intentionally planned the coronavirus outbreak.
Republicans and Democrats remain far apart in their views of the threat to public health posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
70% of Americans say the core strategies for containing COVID-19 are well understood, even though studies have yielded conflicting advice.
Some 63% of Americans say climate change is currently affecting their local community either a great deal or some.
After three months of news and information, 64% of U.S. adults say the CDC mostly gets the facts about the outbreak right; 30% say the same about President Trump and his administration.
While the CDC has pointed to some possible factors that may be contributing to this pattern, the public is divided in its perceptions.
One-in-ten U.S. adults say they have taken part in citizen science in the past year, and 26% say they have ever done so.
In March 2020, about three-quarters (74%) of public Facebook posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites.
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
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.