Americans believe research pays off

July 9, 2018

The Pew Research Center recently announced findings from a nationwide survey of Americans about their views on government investing in medical and science research. The survey found most Americans say government investments in medical and science research usually pay off in the long run. Here is the breakdown:

  • 80 percent of respondents said government investments in medical research usually pay off in the long run;
  • 80 percent of respondents said government investments in engineering and technology usually pay off in the long run; and
  • 77 percent of respondents said government investments in basic scientific research usually pay off in the long run.

As we wrote this past spring, the University Public Relations team, in collaboration with our communications colleagues, uses Research Briefs to help raise visibility of published research from U of M System faculty. Since we launched them in January, Research Briefs have been highly successful in sharing with the public - through the media - the ways our researchers are discovering new knowledge that can change how we all live.

To complete a Research Brief, an online form is available to easily guide researchers when summarizing their published work. Along with distributing to journalists, we post Research Briefs here.

Please feel free to share the online form with your faculty and let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to working with you!

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