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NSF Director Subra Suresh, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology,
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Slide title: U.S. R&D Share of Gross Domestic Product: 1953-2008

Slide image: Line graph showing the total, nonfederal and federal percent shares of the Gross Domestic Product from 1953 to 2008. Numbers for some of the years are listed below:

Total share:
1953: 1.36%
1964: 2.88%
1978: 2.12%
1985: 2.72%
1994: 2.39%
2004: 2.56%
2008: 2.79%

Federal share:
1953: 0.73%
1964: 1.92%
1978: 1.06%
1985: 1.25%
1994: 0.86%
2004: 0.76%
2008: 0.73%

Nonfederal share:
1953: 0.63%
1964: 0.96%
1978: 1.06%
1985: 1.47%
1994: 1.53%
2004: 1.80%
2008: 2.06%

Image source: Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

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