Opinions on health care research spending among U.S. adults 2019-2020

This statistic is based on a survey conducted in January 2019 and January 2020. It depicts the percentage of survey respondents that gave select opinion on the amount of spending on health care research in the United States. According to the data from 2020, 61 percent of respondents believe that the U.S. is not spending enough on research.

Percentage of U.S. adults that had select opinions on if there is enough spending on health care research as of 2019 and 2020

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Release date



United States

Survey time period

January 2019 and January 2020

Number of respondents

around 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "The U.S. spends about 5 cents of each health dollar on research to prevent, cure and treat disease and disability. Do you think that this is too much, the right amount or not enough?"

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