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.
Still about two-in-ten U.S. adults are “pretty certain” they won’t get the vaccine – even when there’s more information.
Most people in 8 EU countries thought their country – and the bloc as a whole – had done a good job dealing with the pandemic this summer.
Here is a look at how people in 14 advanced economies viewed the organization, based on surveys conducted in June through August.
Concern about genetically modified foods is widespread, with about half of people in 20 publics saying these foods are unsafe to eat.
As the U.S. battles COVID-19, effective contact tracing has proven to be a major challenge for those trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Majorities of adults say they would be open to participating in some parts of the process of identifying and isolating coronavirus victims, but others are reluctant to engage fully with public health authorities.
When asked to describe how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected them negatively, Democrats and Republicans are divided on the subject of masks.
Across 13 countries, people’s assessments of how well their country had handled the coronavirus outbreak were closely tied to partisanship.