Polls and Publications
Research!America has been gauging public opinion on research to improve health since 1992, and our publications get the word out about advocacy initiatives, the day’s top issues, the importance of continued research and more.
Most Americans Can’t Name a Living Scientist
Those that were named:
Source: A Research!America survey of U.S. adults conducted in partnership with Zogby Analytics in January 2016.
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America Speaks, Poll Data Summary
Research!America annually publishes a summary of results from our most recent public opinion surveys. Use this data in letters to the editor; op-eds; newspaper articles; letters to and visits with elected officials; speeches; talking points; congressional testimony; town hall meetings and debates; and policy statements. America Speaks: Poll Data Summary, Volume 17 was published in March 2017.
Research!America's annual report is a look back at our accomplishments of the previous year, released at our annual meeting each March. Our 2016 report is The Face of Research.
U.S. Investments in medical and health research and development
A new report from Research!America shows total U.S. investment in medical and health R&D grew by 13.3% from 2013 to 2015, led by industry and the federal government. Foundations, voluntary health associations and professional societies increased their level of spending over the three-year period. Despite overall growth in investments, the U.S. currently spends less than five cents of each health dollar on R&D (4.93%).
Our award-winning monthly newsletter, The Research Advocate, features articles about advocacy initiatives, research funding, research in the news and news from members. Browse selected articles.
Research!America's Then-Now-Imagine messages describe the state of a condition or disease years ago (then), how research has improved the situation (now) and what further research might bring in the future (imagine).
History of Research!America Polling
Research!America has many years of experience gauging public opinion on health research. See a comprehensive list of the state and national polls we have commissioned since 1992.
For more information on our public opinion polling, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.