But I'll "bet donuts to dollars" that the tendency is NOT true outside of the United States and maybe Europe. One of the set of reasons India became such a heavy go-to place for coding and technical services in the 1990's, was that they apparently had already put in place from years before, a national policy to push advanced science and technology training all over the country, to support it big.
And not less important is that the "common everyday person" in India is crazy for any such opportunity that comes around, culturally speaking. The Chinese are not so far behind in this area either it looks like.
Of course that's besides the strong dominance of English there and the "cheap" factor, and the dramatically increased communications infrastructure, which by the way, required strong governmental support.
American kids are increasingly distracted by MTV I'm afraid. And there are other factors too that have to do with the decline of science in the view of the citizens. Gone is the day when Isaac Newton is treated as THE national hero for actual science, or gets a full-blown state funeral to recognize him.
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