Multi-section ReportsFebruary 2, 2017

Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks

While most Americans support requiring childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella, parents of young children rate the risks of the vaccine higher and the benefits lower.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 1, 2016

The New Food Fights: U.S. Public Divides Over Food Science

Differing views on benefits and risks of organic foods and GMOs as Americans report higher priority for healthy eating

Multi-section ReportsOctober 4, 2016

The Politics of Climate

Americans are polarized over the causes and cures of climate change and how much they trust climate scientists, but most support a role for scientists in climate policy and expanding solar and wind energy.

Pew Research CenterJuly 26, 2016

Human Enhancement

The scientific and ethical dimensions of striving for perfection

Multi-section ReportsJuly 26, 2016

U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

Americans are more worried than enthusiastic about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood to change human capabilities

Multi-section ReportsJuly 26, 2016

American Voices on Ways Human Enhancement Could Shape Our Future

Focus group participants discuss biomedical developments that could boost the performance of people’s bodies and brains

Pew Research CenterJuly 26, 2016

Human Enhancement

The scientific and ethical dimensions of striving for perfection

Multi-section ReportsJuly 8, 2016

Half of Americans Say Threats From Infectious Diseases Are Growing

The rise of the Zika virus has caught public attention, and people are particularly worried about its threat to pregnant women

Multi-section ReportsDecember 11, 2015

Public Interest in Science and Health Linked to Gender, Age and Personality

Fully 32% of online adults say science and technology is among the topics they find most interesting; 37% say health and medicine.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 22, 2015

Religion and Science

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.