View on amount of health research funded by government in U.S. adults 2015

This survey displays the share of U.S. adults and their opinion on the allocation of government spending dedicated to biomedical and health research as of 2015. During this time, 41 percent of adults claimed that 1.5 percent of government spending is not enough for medical and health research. New legislation has been announced that would help improve the state of health care and medical research, especially as citizens believe that research is important for development of the economy.

Opinion on allocation of government spending for biomedical and health research among U.S. adults as of 2015

Percentage of respondents
Too much9%
About right29%
Not enough41%
Not sure21%
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Release date

March 2015


United States

Survey time period

January 2015

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Roughly one-and-a-half percent of government spending is allocated for biomedical and health research. Would you say that amount is…

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