In partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America and Microsoft, TIME polled Americans about the role of creativity in the workplace, in schools and in government. Here are some highlights:
More than 7 in ten people say the current economic situation makes creativity more important, and even over 8 in 10 think America should be considered a global leader in creativity. People who say America is not the current world creativity leader cite lack of creativity in schools and lack of government support for creativity.
55% of people believe that technology is making Americans more creative.
35% of Americans believe the United States leads the globe in creativity now, and even more—42%—believe America will lead the creative pack in 30 years. Fewer Americans expect China and Japan to be the world’s creativity leaders in 30 years than believe they are creativity leaders today.