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Facts and Polls

The majority of Americans agree that basic scientific research that advances the frontiers of knowledge is necessary and should be supported by the federal government even if it brings no immediate benefits.

Research!America has developed several series of one-page reports to highlight the benefits of research to improve health.

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Source: Research!America poll of U.S. adults conducted in partnership with Zogby Analytics in January 2015.

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