Cancer Research Moonshot Wins Enthusiastic Support in STAT-Harvard Poll

Survey Conducted by SSRS

The American public has enormous confidence in the progress being made against cancer — perhaps more than warranted by actual treatment gains — and their faith is translating into overwhelming support for the Obama administration’s proposal to increase cancer research spending, a new STAT-Harvard poll finds.

“More than 8 out of 10 Americans support at least a 20 percent increase for federal cancer research funding, the amount the president has requested for the National Cancer Moonshot, which is being led by Vice President Joe Biden.”

The poll was conducted for STAT and Harvard by SSRS, which interviewed 1,000 randomly selected US adults by telephone from March 2-6. The margin of error was plus- or minus-3.7 percentage points.

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