Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
While Democrats broadly say the government has a responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all Americans, they are divided over how to achieve this.
Depression is rising among American teenagers, and teen girls are particularly likely to have had recent depressive episodes.
Independence Day is a national celebration of freedom, fireworks and frankfurters. It's also, by one measure, the most dangerous day of the year.
Most Americans believe the health benefits of the MMR vaccine are high and the risks are low. Many favor school-based vaccine requirements.
Seven-in-ten U.S. teens say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers. Yet anxiety and depression aren't the only concerns for teens.
Whether they personally experience these conditions, seven-in-ten teens today see mental health issues as major problems among people their age in their communities.
In many countries, actively religious people are more likely than their less-religious peers to describe themselves as very happy.
People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.
There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, a 56% increase from 2011.