From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center's most memorable findings of the year.
From the moon landings to Star Wars, Americans have long had a fascination with space and affection for NASA, but today’s public is divided on what role their government should play in future space exploration.
Fully 32% of online adults say science and technology is among the topics they find most interesting; 37% say health and medicine.
64% of Americans perceive scientists as neither liberal nor conservative.
A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but people’s sense that they do seems to have less to do with their own religious beliefs than their perception of others' beliefs.
This type of chart is growing more popular, but just half of those with a high school education or less correctly interpreted one in our science quiz.
When asked a series of 12 science-related questions, whites, on average, fared better than blacks or Hispanics. What's behind this knowledge gap?
Only 34% of Americans correctly answered a question about the difference (if any) between boiling water in Los Angeles and Denver. So what's the right answer, and why?
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans can answer basic questions about several scientific terms and concepts, such as the layers of the Earth and the elements needed to make nuclear energy.
The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods has put state lawmakers who favor requiring labeling of these products at odds with counterparts in Congress who oppose it. Americans’ concerns about GM foods are providing the backdrop: A majority of them believe such foods are generally unsafe to eat.