Pew Research Science Funding Support Analysis
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This analysis is from a 2013 Pew Report citing data from polls of the US public from 1987-2013. While the report shows that support for science funding has remained stable for the past few years, it also points out (p. 6) that the public is 'more austere' over the long term. The report can be found at the link below, and the data were taken from p. 11.
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http://bit.ly/pewfunding
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YearIncrease FundingFit (Increase)Decrease FundingFit (Decrease)Stay sameFit (Stay Same)
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201337%36%20%19%40%39.72%
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201136%37%23%19%37%39.84%
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200939%38%14%18%40%39.96%
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200141%41%10%15%46%40.45%
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199745%43%14%13%38%40.70%
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199437%44%15%12%44%40.88%
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199051%45%9%10%37%41.13%
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198745%47%9%9%42%41.31%
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Increase slopeIncrease interceptDecrease slopeDecrease interceptStay same slopeStay same intercept
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Linear Fit-0.39%8.168183807439910.41%-8.07150984682721-0.06%1.630536105
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