View of future science and technology leader - U.S. adult opinions 2022
World leaders in science
Among American adults, 52 percent believe that the United States would be considered the world leader in science and technology in 2030. Back in 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 2018, the United States had a total employment in bioscience sectors of roughly 1.9 million, of which the largest single part worked in research, testing, and laboratories.
Biotech shows its potentials
Biotechnology is a good example for a very science and technology driven sector, as was seen recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, when biotech companies like BioNTech and Moderna managed to develop and manufacture vaccines in record-time. The U.S. is still the global leader in life sciences, especially driven by its strong science and technology hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Boston Area.