News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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STEMIMP2

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] All in all, which is more important…
  1) Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures
  2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 58.1% 58.1%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 31.2% 89.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 100%
Total N = 751

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 41.7% 56.3% 64.6% 76.7% 79.4% 58.0%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 45.0% 31.3% 25.0% 18.1% 14.0% 31.4%
Don't know/Refused 13.3% 12.5% 10.4% 5.1% 6.6% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph. D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 50.4% 54.5% 75.7% 72.1% 58.1%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 36.8% 33.7% 19.2% 21.8% 31.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.8% 11.8% 5.1% 6.1% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
740


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 58.5% 57.8% 58.1%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 30.6% 31.7% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.8% 10.5% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 56.9% 62.4% 51.5% 66.2% 58.2%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 31.8% 27.8% 35.0% 27.6% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 9.8% 13.5% 6.1% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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