Public expectations from policy makers
Value of Knowing
Public supports government spending on research and care
In all countries, significant majorities of the public support greater spending on research on new treatments (varying from 67% in the US to 83% in France and Spain).
Majorities in all countries (ranging from 60% in the US to 85% in France) would also support increased funding on scaring for people with Alzheimer's disease.
Support of policy makers for greater spending is not a major voting issue in most countries
When asked whether a candidate's attitude to spending on Alzheimer's disease would affect their vote, a majority in most countries (56% in Germany to 72% in France) said this would not make much of a difference. In Spain, a majority said that they would be more likely to vote for this candidate (47% against 44% for whom this would not make a difference).
Last Updated: Wednesday 13 July 2011