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"Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we call for public debates in which the U.S. presidential and congressional candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science and Technology Policy."

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Poll: 85% of Americans Want a Presidential Debate on Science

This national poll was conducted in May, 2008

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Poll Methodology

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85% of US Adults Say Presidential Candidates Should Debate Science Issues

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Majority Say Scientific Research In The Past Affects Our Present Quality of Life

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Majority Say Scientific Research Today Affects Our Future Quality of Life

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The Most Serious Long-Term Issues Facing the Nation Revolve Around Science

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The Most Serious Long-Term Issues Facing the Nation Revolve Around Science (Dem vs Rep)

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83% Say It's Important That Candidates Talk About How Science Will Affect Their Policy-making Decisions

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Candidates Should Talk About how Science  Will Affect Policy-making Decisions (Dem vs Rep)

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78% Of US Adults Agree That Scientific Reports Should Not Be Altered

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84% of Republicans and 79% of Democrats Agree That Scientific Reports Should Not be Altered

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67% Say Public Policies Should Be Influenced More By Scientific Evidence Than Personal Beliefs

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Public Policies Should be Influenced More By Scientific Evidence (Dem vs Rep)

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Health Care Is By Far The Most Associated with Scientific Research

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84% Say Scientific Innovation Improves Our Standard Of Living