Increasing representation in science is seen as important for attracting more Hispanic people to science.
Concern about drug addiction has declined in U.S., even in areas where fatal overdoses have risen the most
Public concern about addiction is down even in the parts of the U.S. where drug overdose death rates have increased the most.
As has often been the case on policy questions about how to deal with the pandemic, partisans are far apart in their views on mask mandates.
Black Americans hold multifaceted views when it comes to trust in medical research scientists: Majorities hold largely positive views of their competence, but express concern about the potential for misconduct.
Most U.S. adults do not believe that requests for religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine are sincere.
A Pew Research Center analysis of official reports of COVID-19-related deaths across the country shows how the dynamics of the pandemic have shifted over the past two years.
Americans in 2022 find themselves in an environment that is at once greatly improved and frustratingly familiar.
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly six-in-ten U.S. workers who say their jobs can mainly be done from home (59%) are working from home all or most of the time.
Trust in scientists and medical scientists has fallen below pre-pandemic levels, with 29% of U.S. adults saying they have a great deal of confidence in medical scientists to act in the best interests of the public. This is down from 40% in November 2020 and 35% in January 2019, before COVID-19 emerged. Other prominent groups – including the military, police officers and public school principals – have also seen their ratings decline.
Americans are increasingly critical of the response to COVID-19 from elected officeholders and public health officials. Positive ratings of public health officials, such as those at the CDC, have fallen 10 points since August. And 60% of U.S. adults say they’ve felt confused as a result of changes to recommendations on how to slow the spread of COVID-19.