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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
2024Q1 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020Q3 , 2017 , 2016Q2 , 2015 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Even if it brings no immediate benefits, basic scientific research that advances the frontiers of knowledge is necessary and should be supported by the federal government. 8 2024 202402080064
2022 Which statement is closest to your view? Statement A: The COVID-19 pandemic is a disruptive event and requires that the United States assign a higher priority to science and technology. Statement B: Things will get back to normal soon; we don't need increased efforts in science. 1 2022 202201010030
2023 , 2022 , 2020Q3 How important is it for the federal government to support incentives for private sector investment in science and technology? 3 2023 202301210191
2024Q1 , 2023 , 2022 How important do you think it is that the U.S. is a global leader in science and technology? 3 2024 202402080067
2022 How important is it for candidates running for Congress to have a basic understanding of issues that involve science and technology? 1 2022 202201010067
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 Should ensuring universal access to broadband in the United States be an urgent, high, medium, or low priority or not a priority? 1 2021 202101220092
2024Q1 , 2023 Do you believe Congress should invest more taxpayer dollars to advance science and technology in the U.S.? 2 2024 202402080066
2024Q1 , 2023 How concerned are you with the possibility of China surpassing the U.S. as the world’s leading science and technology power? 2 2024 202402080076
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020Q3 , 2017 , 2016 , 2014 Do you agree or disagree that the federal government should assign a higher priority to improving K-12 education focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics and careers in those fields? 7 2023 202301210208
2023 , 2020Q3 How much can science, technology, and innovation help address the following issues: 2 2020 202008210047
2018 Which statement is closest to your view? Statement A - America's global preeminence in science and innovation will strengthen in 2018. Statement B - America's global preeminence in science and innovation will weaken in 2018. 1 2018 201801260006
2018 How important is it for President Trump to assign a high priority to putting science, technology and engineering to work to strengthen our nation's infrastructure? 1 2018 201801260008
2018 How important is it for candidates running for Congress to have a basic understanding of scientific issues? (2018 is an election year) 1 2018 201801260009
2018 How important is it that candidates for Congress have a science advisor? 1 2018 201801260011
2018 , 2017 Do you agree or disagree that public policies should be based on the best available science? 2 2018 201801260025
2023 , 2016 , 2015 How important is investing in research to job creation, technological breakthroughs and economic growth? 3 2023 202301210282
2016 Do you agree or disagree that federal (taxpayer) funds should be used to support scientific research at public universities? 1 2016 201601220027
2016 Do you agree or disagree that state (taxpayer) funds should be used to support scientific research at public universities? 1 2016 201601220028
2016 As you may know, the federal government provides public funds to public universities to conduct scientific research. Do you approve or disapprove of the federal government using taxpayer funds to sponsor scientific research at public universities? And would that be strongly or somewhat (approve/disapprove)? 1 2016 201601220029
2016 As you may know, state governments provide public funds to public universities to conduct scientific research. Do you approve or disapprove of state governments using taxpayer funds to sponsor scientific research at public universities? And would that be strongly or somewhat (approve/disapprove)? 1 2016 201601220030
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
2020Q3 Which one of the following best describes what you feel when you hear the word 'technology'? 1 2020 202008210005
2020Q3 Which statement is closest to your view? Statement A: The COVID-19 pandemic is a disruptive event and requires urgent refocusing of America's commitment to science. Statement B: Things will get back to normal soon; we don't need increased efforts in science. 1 2020 202008210031
2020Q3 Would you support or oppose to paying $1 more per week in taxes for more scientific research? 1 2020 202008210085
2020Q3 As you may know, the federal government provides public funds to universities to conduct basic scientific research. Do you approve or disapprove of the federal government spending to sponsor scientific research at universities? 1 2020 202008210087
2020Q3 How important is basic research funded by the federal government to private sector innovation? 1 2020 202008210090
2020Q3 After the Soviet Union beat the U.S. to put the first satellite in space in the 1950s, the U.S. created NASA. After 9-11, the U.S. created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To what extent do you agree or disagree that the U.S. is again at a critical point when we need to commit to a major new initiative to assure the health, security and prosperity for the nation? 1 2020 202008210095
2020Q3 Can you name any institution, company or organization where scientific research is conducted? 1 2020 202008210099
2020Q3 To the best of your knowledge, would you say that research in the U.S. is conducted in all 50 states? 1 2020 202008210100
2020Q3 Please indicate which of the following statements comes closer to your view? Statement A: Artificial intelligence has tremendous potential to bring about technology advancements that will improve my life. Statement B: Artificial intelligence presents significant risks to my quality of life, through potential job loss, loss of privacy, or abuse of data. 1 2020 202008210107
2020Q3 How much of a priority are each of the following issues for the United States: 1 2020 202008210054
2020Q3 How concerned are you about each of the following: 1 2020 202008210072
2020Q3 Many people say that more needs to be done to ensure the United States is prepared not just for future pandemics but for any other unpredictable catastrophe: 1 2020 202008210091
2024Q1 Which statement is closest to your view? Statement A: Scientific and technological advancement in the U.S. is progressing well. Statement B: Scientific and technological advancement in the U.S. is not progressing well. 1 2024 202402080032
2024Q1 What are the biggest obstacles to scientific and technological advancements in the United States? (Select up to three) 1 2024 202402080033
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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