Fast facts about U.S. views on oil and gas production as White House moves to open Alaska refuge to drilling
As the debate resurfaces over drilling in the wildlife refuge, here are some facts about Americans’ views of expanded oil and gas drilling.
Most Americans say despite ongoing research, ways to limit spread of COVID-19 are well understood
70% of Americans say the core strategies for containing COVID-19 are well understood, even though studies have yielded conflicting advice.
Most Americans say climate change affects their local community, including 70% living near coast
Some 63% of Americans say climate change is currently affecting their local community either a great deal or some.
Younger, more educated U.S. adults are more likely to take part in citizen science research
One-in-ten U.S. adults say they have taken part in citizen science in the past year, and 26% say they have ever done so.
Millennial and Gen Z Republicans stand out from their elders on climate and energy issues
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
Two-Thirds of Americans Think Government Should Do More on Climate
There is bipartisan support for several proposals to reduce the effects of climate change, especially for large scale tree-plantings to help absorb carbon emissions and offering tax credits to businesses that capture carbon emissions.
Black Americans face higher COVID-19 risks, are more hesitant to trust medical scientists, get vaccinated
Black Americans stand out from other racial and ethnic groups in their attitudes toward key health care questions associated with the pandemic.
Partisan Differences Over the Pandemic Response Are Growing
Polling finds public trust in medical scientists has increased but only among Democrats – while optimism about a vaccine is broadly shared.
Trust in Medical Scientists Has Grown in U.S., but Mainly Among Democrats
About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
Most Americans expect a COVID-19 vaccine within a year; 72% say they would get vaccinated
Americans’ expectations for the year ahead include an effective treatment or cure for COVID-19, as well as a vaccine to prevent the disease.
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