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U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the U.S. should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over expansion of fossil fuels, according to a new Pew...
21-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life

Experts say digital life will mostly bring positive changes over the next 50 years, but they warn these benefits will only happen if people embrace reforms allowing better cooperation, security, basic rights and economic fairness, according to a new...
28-Oct-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power

The public gives high scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers on empathy, transparency and ethics, yet they rate members of Congress and leaders of technology companies lower, according to a new Pew Research Center...
19-Sep-2019 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and 60% of Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
31-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019

The share of Americans who primarily go online through a smartphone has nearly doubled in recent years, a new Pew Research Center survey finds. Today, 37% of U.S. adults say that when using the internet, they mostly do so on a smartphone. This share...
13-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Americans know about science

There are substantial differences among Americans when it comes to knowledge and understanding of science and scientific processes. People's level of science knowledge varies by education, race, ethnicity and gender, according to a new study...
28-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Americans Worried About Using Gene Editing, Brain Chip Implants and Synthetic Blood

Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their...
26-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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