85% of Americans Want a Presidential Debate on Science

Democrats, Republicans agree on need, disagree on issues; health care tops list

WASHINGTON, DC—May 12, 2008—A new poll shows that 85% of U.S. adults agree that the presidential candidates should participate in a debate on how science can be used to help tackle America’s major challenges. The poll found no difference between Democrats and Republicans on this question. A majority (84%) also agree that scientific innovations are improving our standard of living.

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