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Research!America poll shows strong support for NIH


With the U.S. government inching ever closer to a shutdown as lawmakers continue to haggle over budget cuts, I'm interested to see on Spoonful of Medicine today that Americans appear to strongly support biomedical research:

As the nation eagerly awaits a resolution to the budget impasse, a new poll released this week shows that most Americans strongly support spending tax dollars on biomedical research. The 1,000-person survey, sponsored by the Alexandria, Virginia-based advocacy organization Research!America, found that 84% of respondents - who came from a broad swath of the political spectrum - think the government should play a role in health-related research; 61% also said that boosting investment in federally-funded research should be a national priority.

Previously: Research!America chairman discusses research funding in the U.S. and Funding the research enterprise
Photo by National Institutes of Health Library

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