Today, more than ever in recent history, the pivotal role research plays to the future of our nation, our communities, and our families is highly visible. The 2020 presidential and congressional elections are an opportunity to elevate the importance of research and innovation in the national conversation. Robust investments and policies favorable to public- and private-sector research are critical to improve health, address future pandemics, strengthen the economy, and sustain our nation’s leadership in science and technology.
Together we can ensure that science and research are a higher national priority.
Review background information for facts on a range of science policy areas including federal funding for research and technology transfer as well as climate change, social and behavioral science, space exploration, energy, and more.
Use these fact sheets on health conditions affecting Americans, including Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and Parkinson’s disease, treatments helping to save lives, like vaccines and diagnostic tests, the economic impact of research by state, federal agencies, and more.
Learn more about American attitudes on scientific progress, public health, research funding, COVID-19, and more by reviewing public opinion surveys.