View of future science and technology leader - U.S. adult opinions 2018

In your view, which of the following will be considered the number one world leader in science and technology in the year 2020?

View of future science and technology leader - U.S. adult opinions 2018 This statistic is based on a survey conducted in January 2018. It displays U.S. adults' opinions on which country would be the number one world leader in science and technology in the year 2020. Some 12 percent of respondents believed that China would be the leader in science and technology in 2020.
World leaders in science

Among American adults, 32 percent believe that the United States would be considered the world leader in science and technology in 2020. However, 34 percent were not sure which country or region would have this title. As of 2010, the United States was viewed by many as the leader in life science technologies. For medical implants, 81 percent considered the country at the top, while 10 percent of people considered Germany to be the leader in pharmaceutical developments. In 2016, the United States generated some 225 billion U.S. dollars in revenues from medical technology companies, and in comparison, the European Union totaled 139 billion U.S. dollars in revenues.

The biotech sector is one of the largest and fastest growing in the life sciences industry. In 2016, this sector had a global market value of 294 billion U.S. dollars and had a compound annual growth rate of 3.7 percent from 2010 to 2016. In 2014, the United States spent 38.6 billion U.S. dollars on R&D expenditures for biotechnology.
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In your view, which of the following will be considered the number one world leader in science and technology in the year 2020?

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Percentage of respondents
United States32%
China12%
Japan11%
Germany5%
Canada2%
United Kingdom2%
South Korea2%
Russia1%
France1%
Not sure32%
Percentage of respondents
United States32%
China12%
Japan11%
Germany5%
Canada2%
United Kingdom2%
South Korea2%
Russia1%
France1%
Not sure32%
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This statistic is based on a survey conducted in January 2018. It displays U.S. adults' opinions on which country would be the number one world leader in science and technology in the year 2020. Some 12 percent of respondents believed that China would be the leader in science and technology in 2020.
World leaders in science

Among American adults, 32 percent believe that the United States would be considered the world leader in science and technology in 2020. However, 34 percent were not sure which country or region would have this title. As of 2010, the United States was viewed by many as the leader in life science technologies. For medical implants, 81 percent considered the country at the top, while 10 percent of people considered Germany to be the leader in pharmaceutical developments. In 2016, the United States generated some 225 billion U.S. dollars in revenues from medical technology companies, and in comparison, the European Union totaled 139 billion U.S. dollars in revenues.

The biotech sector is one of the largest and fastest growing in the life sciences industry. In 2016, this sector had a global market value of 294 billion U.S. dollars and had a compound annual growth rate of 3.7 percent from 2010 to 2016. In 2014, the United States spent 38.6 billion U.S. dollars on R&D expenditures for biotechnology.
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