Concern about genetically modified foods is widespread, with about half of people in 20 publics saying these foods are unsafe to eat.
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.
This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in U.S. society.
Views about the health effects of genetically modified foods grew more negative between 2016 and 2018 and have been steady since then.
About half of Americans have a positive view of nutrition research scientists, but minorities of U.S. adults think they can count on nutrition researchers to do a good job, show concern for the public interest or provide fair and accurate information about their research.
A majority of U.S. adults have a positive opinion of dietitians, and about half or more trust dietitians to perform their jobs with competence, to show concern for public interests and to provide fair and accurate nutrition information, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, a 56% increase from 2011.
About half think they’re unhealthy; the other half aren’t especially concerned
Americans are closely divided over the health benefits of organic produce. Some 45% of U.S. adults say organic fruits and vegetables are better for you than conventionally grown produce, compared with 51% who say that organic produce is neither better nor worse, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted earlier this year. The share […]
The United States is a nation divided when it comes to food, and Americans’ food preferences are especially evident in what they don’t eat.