Most states in the U.S. allow children to be exempt from vaccinations due to religious concerns.
Most Americans believe the health benefits of the MMR vaccine are high and the risks are low. Many favor school-based vaccine requirements.
Growing share sees 'great deal of difference' between the parties
Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
Six-in-ten Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. The share of Americans saying health care coverage is a government responsibility remains at its highest level in a decade.
Almost six-in-ten Americans consider it an appropriate use of technology to genetically engineer animals to grow organs or tissues that could be used for humans needing a transplant, while 41% say this would be going too far.
Americans have mixed views about the overall value of medical treatments today, though many say science has generally improved the quality of U.S. health care.
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
Since 2015, opinions about the federal government’s handling of several major issues have become less positive and much more partisan.
While the future of the Affordable Care Act is in question, the American public increasingly thinks the law has had a positive impact on the country.