Tuesday is the 210th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Roughly eight-in-ten U.S. adults say humans have evolved over time.
Almost 160 years after Charles Darwin publicized his groundbreaking theory on the development of life, Americans are still arguing about evolution.
Measuring public opinion on evolution has never been an easy task for survey researchers.
Evolution remains a contentious issue. When asked about it, highly religious Americans' responses can vary depending on how the question is asked.
Human enhancement may be just around the corner. How do Americans view these emerging technologies that may one day enhance our human capabilities?
A new gene-editing method called CRISPR exemplifies how the technology is rapidly becoming a present-day reality. Yet, Americans are wary of editing embryos, according to a survey on the broader field of “human enhancement.”
Focus group participants discuss biomedical developments that could boost the performance of people’s bodies and brains
The scientific and ethical dimensions of striving for perfection
Americans are more worried than enthusiastic about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood to change human capabilities
A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but fewer say science conflicts with their own beliefs. And highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.