Most Americans like science — and are willing to pay for it

Once people know how little the U.S. spends on science, they support more funding

U.S. fish and wildlife service biologist banding a northern pintail duck

U.S. taxpayer dollars go to fund science projects from weather tracking to duck monitoring. But most people have no idea how much — or rather, how little — government money goes to scientific research.

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