PublicationsAugust 16, 2018

Most Americans Accept Genetic Engineering of Animals That Benefits Human Health, but Many Oppose Other Uses

Americans’ concerns about animal biotechnology focus on risks to animals, humans and the ecosystem.

PublicationsJuly 26, 2018

Public Views of Gene Editing for Babies Depend on How It Would Be Used

Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology

ReportJune 6, 2018

Majority of Americans Believe It Is Essential That the U.S. Remain a Global Leader in Space

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.

InteractivesOctober 4, 2017

Shareable facts on Americans’ views and attitudes toward automation technologies

Key findings from a @pewresearch study of Americans’ views of and experiences with automation

PublicationsOctober 4, 2017

Automation in Everyday Life

Although Americans expect certain positive outcomes from developments in automation, they are worried and concerned about the implications of these technologies for society as a whole.

PresentationsJune 27, 2017

U.S. Public Trust in Science and Scientists

Lee Rainie, director of internet, science and technology, presented findings about Americans’ trust in scientists at the Aspen Ideas Festival, on June 27. He was part of a section of the Festival called, “The Genetic Revolution, Unintended Consequences, and the Public Trust.”

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.