Awareness of and Attitudes Toward Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology

  • September 16, 2008

A groundbreaking poll finds that almost half of U.S. adults have heard nothing about nanotechnology, and nearly nine in 10 Americans say they have heard just a little or nothing at all about the emerging field of synthetic biology, according to a new report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies and Peter D. Hart Research. Both technologies involve manipulating matter at an incredibly small scale to achieve something new.

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, visit the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.