Global Competitiveness

The U.S. Should Lead in Research.

Which of the following statements is closer to your view – A or B? Total Science and Technology R&D Expenditures as Percentage Share of GDP

Statement A: It is important that the U.S. is a leader in medical and health research.
Statement B: It does not matter where in the world medical and health research takes place, U.S. consumers will benefit regardless.

Source: A Research!America poll of U.S. adults conducted in partnership with Zogby Analytics in January 2015. Source: Battelle and R&D Mag, Global Funding Forecast, 2014.

Competitiveness Resources

Read some of the materials developed by Research!America and other organizations; let your elected officials know that investing in research and education are essential to maintaining the United States' global leadership.

Policy Contacts

Director of Policy and Advocacy
Funding research gives all of us a better chance of living a healthier life.
Pam Hirata, heart disease survivor