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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 The U.S. spends just under 6 cents of each health dollar on research to prevent, cure and treat disease and disability. Do you think that this is too much, the right amount or not enough? 1 2022 202201010057
2021 , 2018 Do you favor or oppose doubling federal spending on medical research over the next five years? 2 2021 202101220030
2024Q1 , 2023 , 2021 , 2015 Would you be willing to pay $1 per week more in taxes if you were certain that all of the money would be spent on additional medical research? 4 2024 202402080070
2021 How important is it for President Biden and the new Congress to assign a higher priority to ensuring faster medical progress? 1 2021 202101220034
2021 Do you believe the use of embryonic stem cells is necessary for progress in human health? 1 2021 202101220093
2023 Would you be willing to pay $1 per week more in taxes if you were certain that all of the money would be spent on additional medical and health research? 1 2023 202301210212
2023Q4 , 2023 , 2022Q3 , 2020Q4 , 2019 , 2017Q2 , 2014Q2 Do you believe we are making enough progress in medical and health research in the U.S.? 7 2023 202310130022
2018 How important is it for President Trump to assign a high priority to putting health research and innovation to work to assure continued medical progress? 1 2018 201801260007
2018 How important is it for candidates running for Congress to assign a high priority to increasing funding for medical research? 1 2018 201801260010
2018 Would you be willing to pay $1 per week more in taxes to support research on social determinants of health? 1 2018 201801260020
2018 , 2016Q2 , 2015 Would you say your family's health has been improved by medical research? 3 2018 201801260037
2018 , 2017 , 2016 The U.S. spends about 5 cents of each health dollar on research to prevent, cure and treat disease and disability. Do you think that this is too much, the right amount or not enough? 3 2018 201801260043
2024Q1 , 2018 When it comes to rising health care costs, would you say medical research is part of the problem or part of the solution? 2 2024 202402080069
2017 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the federal agency charged with funding health care delivery research, which seeks to rapidly translate discoveries from research into medical practice and improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of health care. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects your view? 1 2017 201701270046
2017 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is a nonprofit organization that receives federal support to fund research that helps patients and clinicians make more informed decisions about treatment options. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects your view? 1 2017 201701270072
2017 Do you strongly (favor/oppose) or somewhat (favor/oppose) medical research using embryonic stem cells? 1 2017 201701270076
2017 Do you strongly (favor/oppose) or somewhat (favor/oppose) federal funding for medical research using embryonic stem cells? 1 2017 201701270077
2017 Scientists can extract embryonic stem cells from fertilized eggs that are voluntarily donated by fertility clinic patients. These fertilized eggs would otherwise be discarded. Knowing this, do you favor or oppose embryonic stem cell research? 1 2017 201701270078
2017 Do you or anyone you care about suffer from a disease or condition that you hope will become treatable or curable as a result of embryonic stem cell research? 1 2017 201701270079
2017 , 2016 Based on what you know of gene therapy, that is, the altering of human genes to treat disease, do you think that research into gene therapy should be continued or should it be stopped? 2 2017 201701270080
2016 How important is it for candidates running for national office to assign a high priority to increasing funding for medical research? 1 2016 201601220010
2016 Do you agree or disagree that Congress should support legislation that will encourage private investments in medical research? 1 2016 201601220017
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 You may have heard of Vice President Biden's push for a 'moonshot' to defeat cancer. He has said that he will be asking scientists and companies to work faster and better together, and has also said that he believes we need to raise taxes for more money for cancer research. From what you know about this so far, do you agree or disagree with a tax increase to support cancer research? 1 2016 201601220020
2016 How much of a tax increase would you be willing to pay to support cancer research? 1 2016 201601220021
2016 Do you mainly agree or disagree that your health has been improved thanks to research, over the course of your lifetime? 1 2016 201601220022
2016 How important is it for our nation to support Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research? 1 2016 201601220023
2016 Which of the following should pay for TBI research? (Choose all that apply) 1 2016 201601220024
2016 Just your best estimate, what percentage of the Department of Defense spending on health care of the military and their families would you say is spent on medical and health research, such as research focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and diseases deployed service members may be exposed to? 1 2016 201601220025
2016 The Department of Defense spends approximately 3% of its health care dollars on medical and health research. Do you think this is...? 1 2016 201601220026
2016 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency responsible for the safety and effectiveness of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation. How important is it to increase funding for the FDA? 1 2016 201601220032
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 Compared with other policy areas, how high a priority should Congress make health promotion and disease prevention research: 1 2016 201601220045
2016 Some types of prevention research aim to help people make behavioral changes that can help them overcome health threats such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Do you believe the U.S. government should help fund this prevention research? 1 2016 201601220046
2016 Some types of prevention research aim to help people make behavioral changes that can help them overcome health threats such as smoking. Do you believe the U.S. government should help fund this prevention research? 1 2016 201601220047
2016 One of the key aims of behavioral research is to identify better ways to help people make lifestyle changes including weight loss and tobacco cessation. Which of the following statements is closer to your opinion: Statement A: The government has no role in funding or conducting behavioral research since there is an individual choice. Statement B: Society bears much of the cost of unhealthy behavioral choices so it is valuable for the government to be involved in research to address it. 1 2016 201601220053
2016 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the federal agency charged with funding health services research, which seeks to rapidly translate discoveries from research into medical practice and improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of health care. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects your view? 1 2016 201601220054
2016 Which of the following is most important to invest in: 1 2016 201601220055
2016 How important is it for the federal government to fund research that identifies and tests strategies to make health care safer and less costly? 1 2016 201601220056
2016 How persuasive would you find each of the following reasons for increasing support for health promotion and disease prevention research? Is this reason very persuasive, somewhat persuasive, not very persuasive, or not at all persuasive: 1 2016 201601220048
2016 On a scale of 1-5 (1 lowest - 5 highest), how important are each of the following in determining the price you pay for prescription drugs: 1 2016 201601220057
2015 How important is it that the new 114th Congress takes action on assuring the discovery, development, and delivery of treatment and cures for diseases in the first 100 days of the legislative session? 1 2015 201501170023
2015 Do you agree or disagree that elected officials in Washington are paying enough attention to combating the diseases and disabilities that afflict Americans? 1 2015 201501170024
2015 Which of the following statements is closer to your view - A or B? Statement A: It is important that the U.S. is a leader in medical and health research. Statement B: It does not matter where in the world medical and health research takes place, U.S. consumers will benefit regardless. 1 2015 201501170027
2015 Roughly one-and-a-half percent of government spending is allocated for biomedical and health research. Would you say that amount is ...? 1 2015 201501170029
2015 Which of the following statements comes closer to your opinion - A or B? Statement A: The government should have no role in funding or conducting behavioral research since there is an individual choice. Statement B: Society bears much of the cost of unhealthy behavioral choices so it is valuable for the government to be involved in research to address it. 1 2015 201501170030
2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. How important is it to increase funding for the CDC? 1 2015 201501170031
2015 The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. How important is it to increase funding for NIH? 1 2015 201501170033
2015 When it comes to rising health care costs, would you say research to improve health is part of the problem or part of the solution? 1 2015 201501170043
2015 Would you say government investment in health research for the benefit of military veterans and service members is? 1 2015 201501170044
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 Do you favor or oppose expanding federal funding for research using embryonic stem cells? 1 2015 201501170051
2015 Do you believe the use of animals in medical research is necessary for progress in human health? 1 2015 201501170052
2014 The field of health research identifies the most effective ways to deliver high quality care; reduce medical errors; reduce health care costs; and improve patient safety. How important is it for the federal government to support such research? 1 2014 201401170014
2023Q4 , 2017Q2 , 2014Q2 How confident are you in our current system in the U.S. for reviewing the effectiveness and safety of new medicines and medical technologies before making them available to the public? 3 2023 202310130099
2022Q3 Which statement is closest to your view? Statement A: There are adequate safeguards in place to ensure that medical and health research is ethically conducted. Statement B: There are not sufficient safeguards in place to ensure that medical and health research is ethically conducted: 1 2022 202208130003
2020Q4 What would you say has been the most important achievement in health and medical research in the past 30 years? (choose one) 1 2020 202011130003
2016Q2 Do you believe we are making enough progress in developing new medicines? 1 2016 201606100006
2016Q2 In your opinion, how important is it to develop better medicines for conditions we currently treat? 1 2016 201606100010
2016Q2 In your opinion, how important is it to develop new medicines that have few treatments? 1 2016 201606100011
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 Would you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose paying an additional $1 per week in taxes if you knew for sure that it would go towards the U.S. investing more in research to improve health? 1 2016 201606100017
2016Q2 In your view, how important is it for the next President to assign a high priority to putting health research and innovation to work to assure continued medical progress? 1 2016 201606100023
2016Q2 In your view, how important is it for the next Congress to assign a high priority to putting health research and innovation to work to assure continued medical progress? 1 2016 201606100024
2016Q2 In your opinion, which candidate is most supportive of medical research conducted by the public and private sector to find new cures for disease? 1 2016 201606100025
2014Q3 Would you be willing to pay $1 per week more in taxes if you were certain that all of the money would be spent on additional eye and vision research? 1 2014 201408140035
2014Q2 How much progress would you say we are making with medical research in the U.S.? 1 2013 201306110006
2014Q2 Would you say that the amount of time it takes for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug and allow it to be sold to consumers is too long, about right, or not long enough, or do you not know enough to have an opinion? 1 2013 201306110036
2014Q2 Do you believe sequestration, the across-the-board spending cuts for federal agencies, will delay the drug approval process at the FDA? 1 2013 201306110038
2024Q1 How well do you think candidates running for President respond to the health concerns of people like you? 1 2024 202402080081
2024Q1 If you knew that a candidate for national office favored spending more federal dollars (tax dollars) on medical and health research, would you be more or less likely to support that person for election? 1 2024 202402080083
2024Q1 How important is it for your candidates in 2024 to promote faster medical progress? 1 2024 202402080084
2024Q1 To the best of your knowledge, which of the following is the largest funder of medical and health research in the U.S.? 1 2024 202402080091
2024Q1 , 2017 , 2016Q2 A type of research called health care delivery research seeks to improve the translation of discoveries from research into medical practice. How important do you think it is for the United States to invest in health care delivery research? 3 2024 202402080093
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