Medical Research Funding

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An overwhelming majority of Americans say that medical research is important to reducing healthcare costs. And nearly 90 percent  believe that it is important that our nation support research that focuses on improving how our healthcare system is functioning.

Even in a challenging fiscal environment, Americans continue to place a high priority on biomedical and health research. Upon learning that the percentage of government spending allocated for biomedical and health research is roughly 1.5%, almost half of Americans believed that it was not enough.

We agree.

Polling data highlights include:

  • More than three-quarters of Americans (78%) say that it is important that the U.S. work to improve health globally through research and innovation.
  • Nearly 70% of Americans believe that the federal government should increase support for programs and policies that would increase the number of young Americans who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • 66% of Americans, say they would be willing to share personal health information to advance medical research assuming that appropriate privacy protections were used.
  • 68% of Americans say it’s important that the federal research and development tax credit is made permanent.

Source: The National Public Opinion Poll was conducted online in December 2012 by JZ Analytics for Research!America. The poll had a sample size of 1,000, with a theoretical sampling error of +/- 3.2%.

We want to see medical research funded. It’s one of the reasons we fundraise, volunteer and advocate.

Get behind a cure with us today.

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