TNS surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,042 US adults and 400 US teenagers between 20 and 30 November 2002 and also determined that 36% of teenagers say they have had a creative idea for an invention. However, only 10% of girls day they would choose being an inventor as a career, whereas 19% of boys would as well.
Important Inventions for Consumers (% respondents)
Source: Lemelson-MIT Program, January 2003
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