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2024Q1 , 2022 In general, do you think investments in science and technology are creating employment opportunities for all, most, some, or very few people in this country? 2 2024 202402080021
2024Q1 , 2022 In general, do you believe investments in science and technology are creating employment opportunities for you or people you know? 2 2024 202402080022
2023 , 2022 , 2021 As you may know, the federal government provides public funds on a competitive basis to universities to conduct basic scientific research. Do you approve or disapprove of the federal government spending to sponsor scientific research at universities? 3 2023 202301210192
2021 How important is investing in research to each of the following: 1 2021 202101220014
2023 In general, do you believe investments in research and development are creating employment opportunities for you or people you know? 1 2023 202301210186
2023 In general, do you think investments in research and development are creating employment opportunities for all, most, some, or very few people in this country? 1 2023 202301210187
2018 Which of the following should be priorities for the federal government? (Choose all that apply) 1 2018 201801260005
2018 How important is it for scientists to inform elected officials about their research and its impact on society 1 2018 201801260012
2018 , 2016Q2 How important is it for the federal government to support incentives for private sector investment in new treatments and cures? 2 2018 201801260017
2018 Which of the following domestic programs would you be willing to cut government spending on in order to reduce the federal deficit? (Check all that apply) 1 2018 201801260023
2023 , 2016 , 2015 How important is investing in research to job creation, technological breakthroughs and economic growth? 3 2023 202301210282
2017 Which of the following domestic programs would you be willing to cut government spending on in order to reduce the federal deficit? (Choose all that apply) 1 2017 201701270043
2016 Which of the following would you say pays for most of the research and development behind new medical advances? (Select one) 1 2016 201601220019
2016 Do you agree or disagree that federal (taxpayer) funds should be used to support scientific research at public universities? 1 2016 201601220027
2016 Regulatory science is a field that develops new tools, standards and approaches to assess the safety, effectiveness, quality and performance of all FDA-regulated products. How important would you say it is that the U.S. invest in advancing regulatory science to make the drug and device development process more efficient for businesses and safer for patients? 1 2016 201601220033
2016 , 2015 The National Science Foundation (NSF) works to promote the progress of science; advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and secure the national defense. How important is it to increase funding for NSF? 2 2016 201601220034
2016 Which of the following is most important to invest in: 1 2016 201601220055
2016 I would like to ask you about how much value you think we receive for federal dollars spent on each of the following. Does it offer a great deal of value, some value, not much value, or no value at all to you and your family: 1 2016 201601220001
2015 Where do you think government investment in research and development is growing the fastest? 1 2015 201501170028
2015 Since 1981, the federal government has offered a tax credit to businesses pursuing research and development activities. This credit is not permanent, however, and has to be reconsidered regularly. This prevents businesses from being able to plan ahead when it comes to R&D spending. On the other hand, the federal government loses billions in revenue annually with this credit. How important is it that the federal research and development tax credit is made permanent? 1 2015 201501170034
2015 Which of the following do you think benefits from scientific study and research? (Choose all that apply) 1 2015 201501170045
2015 Which one of the following do you feel should have the most influence on how government funds for research to improve health are spent? 1 2015 201501170046
2015 Which would you say spends more on the research and development of new medicines and other medical products - the government or the private sector? 1 2015 201501170047
2015 How important is it that our nation supports research that focuses on improving how our health care system is functioning? 1 2015 201501170048
2020Q3 Would you support or oppose paying $1 per week more in taxes to support an emergency public health fund to address health threats like a pandemic? 1 2020 202008210083
2020Q3 Would you support or oppose to paying $1 more per week in taxes for more scientific research? 1 2020 202008210085
2020Q3 How important is basic research funded by the federal government to private sector innovation? 1 2020 202008210090
2020Q4 Which of the following would you say invests in most of the research and development behind new medical advances? (choose one) 1 2020 202011130004
2016Q2 How important is it that the federal government funds research that identifies ways to help our health care system function more effectively and efficiently? 1 2016 201606100016
2016Q2 How important is it for you to know whether your candidates for Congress believe the government should invest more in medical research? 1 2016 201606100022
2016Q2 'Price controls' means that the federal government sets a minimum or maximum price that can be charged for a product or service. Do you agree or disagree that price controls for medicines would result in less medical research investments by the pharmaceutical industry? 1 2016 201606100030
2024Q1 How important is it for the federal government to support economic incentives for private sector investment in science and technology? 1 2024 202402080074
2024Q1 Some governments have a goal to spend 3%-5% of GDP on research and development. Some, including Japan and Korea, have already met this goal, and others, including China, have pledged to do so. The U.S. currently spends 0.7% of our GDP on research and development. How important is it for the U.S. to set a higher goal? 1 2024 202402080075
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