Aggregated News

 
Support
Oppose
Don't know
favor the government allowing scientists to do therapeutic cloning research to produce stem cells for treating life-threatening diseases*
68
26
6
- men
71
-
-
- women
65
-
-
- had at least a college degree
73
-
-
- had only a high school degree
64
-
-
want to outlaw the research
< 30
52
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* This level of support was reached when questioners were given a list of diseases-diabetes, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury-that could be treated with stem cells produced by the research.

Mary Cannon of Stop Cloning Now argued that this poll is flawed because 53% of respondents said they were not opposed to reproductive cloning. Other polls suggest 85%-90% of Americans oppose reproductive cloning.

  • Survey population: 1,022 adult Americans
  • Date of survey: April 18 to April 21, 2002
  • Conducted by: Opinion Research Corporation International
  • Margin of error: 3%
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