The Council for American Medical Innovation recently published a survey of 1,009 adults to assess the public’s opinion of American medical research. The survey was recently reviewed in BIOTech-NOW and I will briefly detail some of the significant findings below.
- Most Americans still view US medical innovation and research and development to be strong or very strong
- 48% of respondents believe that it is important for the US to be a leader in medical research and innovation in order to preserve jobs and to guarantee that new cures and treatments will be developed for people that need them
- 65% of respondents believe that America is losing its edge as the world’s leader in research and development
- 49% of respondents believe that America is losing its edge as a world leader in medical innovation and research
- 58% of respondents believe that the American government should increase its spending on medical research and innovation
- 72% of respondents believe that if America does not increase its spending on medical research and innovation it will have a significant impact on American’s quality of life, employment and economic growth
Below is a video from the American Medical Innovation’s conference “Medical Innovation at the Crossroads: Choosing the Path Ahead.”