Increasing representation in science is seen as important for attracting more Hispanic people to science.
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.
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.
This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in U.S. society.
The shift has been most notable in jobs that prioritize analytical skills, such as science and math, or fundamental skills, such as writing.
The gender wage gap narrows as women move into high-skill jobs and acquire more education. Women are now in the majority in jobs that draw most heavily on either social or fundamental skills.
March 14 is that special time of year people pay homage to the mathematical constant pi (π). A majority of U.S. adults enjoyed math classes in grades K-12, and most who liked them say the subject matter was the main reason.
When Americans are asked why more students don’t pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), they are most likely to point to the difficulty of these subjects, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. About half of adults (52%) say the main reason young people don’t pursue STEM degrees is they think these subjects are too hard.
A new Pew Research Center report shows women face more workplace hurdles in STEM jobs than in non-STEM jobs