Each year, Research!America publishes America Speaks, a summary of our most recent poll data. We highlight trends and feature quotes from decision-makers. Use America Speaks as a resource when contacting your elected officials, writing letters to the editor, op-eds or articles, giving speeches, and advocating for research to improve health. America Speaks: Poll Data Summary, Volume 21 is our latest release. Download it here


Research!America's annual report is a look back at our accomplishments of the previous year, released at our annual meeting each March. Read our 2020 report, Meeting the Moment. 

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 39% from 2013 to 2018, led by industry and the federal government. Academic and other research institutions ramped up their R&D investment substantially over the six-year period, increasing their spending by 39%, while state and local governments increased investments by 24%. Despite overall investment growth, medical and health R&D continues to account for just five percent of the total $3.8 trillion in U.S. health spending.


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