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?
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
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
The scientific and ethical dimensions of striving for perfection
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.