Pew Research Center releases the results of their survey on Public
Perspectives on Food Risks conducted from April 23 to May 6, 2018. Results
showed that men and women have varying beliefs toward genetically modified
(GM) food, a contrast which was also observed across a range of food issues.
Results showed that more women perceive that GM foods are worse for the
health. More women also said that GM foods may lead to health problems for
the population as a whole or create problems for the environment. On the
other hand, a significant portion of the male respondents signified their
positive expectations for GM foods.
The survey also showed a 10-percent increase in the number of adults who
claim that GM ingredients are not good for the health compared to the
previous results of the survey conducted in 2016. However, the increase was
evident among those with low levels of science knowledge. No change was
observed in this belief among those with high levels of science knowledge.