the given is a line graph illustrating the amount of money the US administration spent on research in different sectors ( namely, health, space, energy, general science, and other) from 1980 to 2008.
A glance at the figure provided reveals that the expenditure on research witnessed upward trend during the time period in all sectors except other which saw a downward trend. Also, one particular fact highlighted by the figure is that the amount of money was spent in research for health field had the most change.
With regard to spending on health research, even though it experienced a decrease from some 8 billion dollars in 1980 to about 7 billion dollars in 1984, then with a staggering increase it soars at over 15 billion dollars in 2000 before it peaked at well over 15 billion dollars in 2004. It is worth nothing that the expenditure of health research was followed by a sharply decreased to a low of well under 20 billion dollars in 2008.
In terms of the amount of money spent on research into space, energy, and general science they all experienced moderate rates and rose slightly from over six, five, and some 2.5 billion dollars in 1980 to just under 10, considerably over 5, and 5 billion dollars in 2008 respectively. With stark contrast however, there was a diminish in spending for other research from approximately 8 billion dollars in 1980 to 5 billion dollars in 2008.