While 43% of Americans say the new coronavirus most likely came about naturally, nearly three-in-ten say it most likely was created in a lab.
Views about the health effects of genetically modified foods grew more negative between 2016 and 2018 and have been steady since then.
In 2019, 74% of Americans said they had a mostly positive view of doctors; 68% had a mostly favorable view of medical research scientists.
As 14 states and one territory prepare to hold primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday, here’s a look at how Democrats see climate change.
Here is a roundup of key takeaways from our studies of U.S. public opinion about science issues and their effect on society.
The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police.
Solar and wind power use has grown rapidly in the past decade, but as of 2018 those sources accounted for under 4% of all energy used in the U.S.
Some 46% of U.S. homeowners say they have given serious thought to adding home solar panels in the past year, up from 40% in 2016.
The public is somewhat more positive about the effects of government funding on research and practitioner recommendations.
Around six-in-ten Democrats support increased spending for scientific research, compared with 40% of Republicans, a gap that has grown over time.