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America Speaks: Poll Data Summary

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 22

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U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research and Development

A report from Research!America shoes total U.S. investment in medical and health R&D grew by 11.1% from 2019 to 2020, reaching $245.1 billion, led by the private sector and the federal government. Even with the one-time infusion of federal funding in 2020 to address COVID-19, our nation spent less than 6 cents of every health care dollar on R&D. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of public and private sectors working individually and in partnership to rapidly translate decades of scientific discovery into safe and effective vaccines and treatments.

Then. Now. Imagine. – An A-to-Z Look at Diseases, Conditions, and Disorders that Impact Our Lives

Then. Now. Imagine. – An A-to-Z look at diseases, conditions, and disorders that impact our lives, a collaboration between Research!America and the Lasker Foundation, provides an overview of 60 diseases and conditions impacting people around the globe, emphasizing the ways in which medical science has improved outcomes today and holds potential for further progress in the decades ahead. Download the Report.