ReportMay 14, 2018

Majorities See Government Efforts to Protect the Environment as Insufficient

At the same time, Americans are closely divided over whether or not it is possible to cut back on regulations while still effectively protecting air and water quality.

PublicationsMarch 21, 2018

The Science People See on Social Media

Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but ‘news you can use’ posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.

Pew Research CenterDecember 8, 2017

Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science

America’s confidence in the scientific community appears to be relatively strong. But the degree of public trust in scientists across climate, food and medical issues varies, and many express moderate rather than strongly positive views.

ReportMay 16, 2017

Public Divides Over Environmental Regulation and Energy Policy

Americans lean toward regulations – not economic markets alone – as the most effective way to increase reliance on renewable energy, but they are evenly split on whether fewer regulations can protect air and water.

ReportMay 11, 2017

Americans Divided on Whether Recent Science Protests Will Benefit Scientists’ Causes

More Democrats and younger adults believe last month’s science marches will lead to public support for science, while Republicans and older adults tend to disagree.

ReportDecember 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

Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2016

Two ‘Varietals’ of Green-Oriented Americans

While some Americans are both “climate engaged” and “everyday environmentalists,” each group has a distinctive profile.

ReportOctober 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.

InteractivesOctober 22, 2015

Video: Are science and religion in conflict with each other?

A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but fewer say science conflicts with their own beliefs. And highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.

ReportOctober 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.