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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

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InteractiveOctober 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.

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.

Multi-section ReportsJanuary 7, 2003

Holidays Online 2002

More than three-quarters of Internet users went online this season for some kind of holiday activity. For many email was vital for planning gatherings or sending greetings. Online holiday shopping was up slightly from the previous year.

Multi-section ReportsJanuary 1, 2002

Holidays Online 2001

Online Holiday shopping grew this season from the previous, though Internet users also increasingly use the Internet during the holiday season to search for information on travel, holiday crafts, recipes and traditions.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 23, 2001

CyberFaith: How Americans Pursue Religion Online

One in four Internet users has gotten religious or spiritual information online at one point or another. The September 11 terror attacks compelled millions of Internet users to turn to religious issues and concerns online. The most popular online religious activities are solitary ones, such as hunting for general spiritual information online.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 31, 2000

The Holidays Online 2000

Americans take advantage of the Internet while executing their holiday plans—from online shopping, and sending of e-greetings, to travel, party and event planning.