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Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Sep 23, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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In 2014 NASA received $17.6 Billion in funding from the U.S. government. This represented .5% of the of the $3.4 Trillion budget last year and 35% of total spending on academic scientific research in the United States. See recent space exploration news
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Yes, many important discoveries have been made, many in the medical field. 2 years ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS
We can't even handle the planet we have been given much less keep trying to pollute another planet. We have so much need and misery here on Earth that we need to care for--forget all the billions of dollars spent on space travel for the pride of a... 2 years ago from a Republican in Ooltewah, TN
I think now that we have done a lot of things like man on the moon, I would rather have private industry do the work then Government and it will be 10 times cheaper. 2 years ago from a Republican in Warrington, FL
Yes, there is a lot of scientific discoveries that can only be discovered in space. Cells grow in 3d is space, flames have a sphere shape instead of a cone, which helps scientists create a more pure combustion. These are just a couple ways that space... 2 years ago from a Republican in Tomball, TX
Not currently. Maybe a little right now, but our priorities need to be set on earth first before space. 2 years ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS
Yes, fund robotic and satellite missions but it should be a joint venture for human space travel with private companies. 2 years ago from a Republican in Ruckersville, VA
Yes, but with a reduced budget and in bigger working relationship with private industry. 2 years ago from a Republican in Martinez, GA
I don't think it is a matter of importance to worry about space exploration when our country has bigger problems. 2 years ago from a Republican in West Point, UT
Space exploration is important but funding other countries who don't add to our economy is stupid and needs to stop immediately. 2 years ago from a Republican in Jersey Village, TX
Yes its not a ghost its gravity. 2 years ago from a Republican in Buda, TX
Yes, for military purposes only. 2 years ago from a Republican in Normandy Park, WA
No, the private sector has gotten to the point where assistance and advancement from government agencies is no longer required. Start transitioning NASA into a regulatory body. 2 years ago from a Republican in McKinney, TX
Yes but there should be a push from private companies to sponsor and help offset what the government must pay. Space travel is very important as is space science. We need to stay ahead of the rest of the world but do not need to spend nearly as much as we... 2 years ago from a Republican in Norfolk, VA
Rich corporations should be spending money to further science. 2 years ago from a Republican in Glen Burnie, MD
Not sure where to stand because we live on earth, and life cannot exist in space unless millions upon millions are spent to enable life in space. 2 years ago from a Republican in Central, LA
No not until the federal debt is under control. 2 years ago from a Republican in Menomonee Falls, WI