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

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InteractiveSeptember 12, 2016

The Scientific and Ethical Elements of Human Enhancement

Human enhancement may be just around the corner. How do Americans view these emerging technologies that may one day enhance our human capabilities?

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

PublicationsJuly 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 ReportsJuly 23, 2015

An Elaboration of AAAS Scientists’ Views

A deeper examination of views about key science topics by members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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InteractiveJuly 1, 2015

Major Gaps Between the Public, Scientists on Key Issues

Despite broadly similar views about the overall place of science in America, there are striking differences between the public and scientists’ views on a host of science-related issues, from whether genetically modified foods are safe to eat to whether the world’s growing population will be a major problem.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 1, 2015

Americans, Politics and Science Issues

The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor on biomedical, food safety, space issues.