Other findings of this study:
- Most young people (61% of women, 54% of men) view Japan, not the U.S., as the leader in invention.
- Young women and men alike advocate more government funding and school invention projects to spark interest in innovation.
- More women appeared to be interested in the design and brainstorming phase of invention, while men took a greater interest in actually building or implementing an invention.
- About a third of the young men and women viewed inventors as “people who most often work at home or in their garage.”