Updated on 22 June 2012
"These survey results are clear: the American people want policy makers to support cutting-edge research that will enable biotechnology to fulfill its potential to heal, fuel and feed the world," said Mr Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of BIO.
He added: " We are at a critical crossroads. We need policies in place that support investment in biotech innovation and a more streamlined regulatory process that properly protects patient safety and speeds the delivery of breakthrough medicines and cures of sick patients or we risk losing America's leadership in biotech innovation."
Some of the other highlights of the finding are: