Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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STEMIMPT

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

All in all, which is more important: conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures, or not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research.
  1) Conducting 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 stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 52% 52%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 34% 86%
Don't know/Refused 14% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 52.5% 55.2% 53.0% 55.8% 51.5% 43.9% 52.2%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 34.8% 34.5% 33.3% 33.3% 37.1% 32.6% 34.1%
Don't know/Refused 12.7% 10.3% 13.7% 10.9% 11.4% 23.5% 13.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 24.7% 43.3% 55.4% 60.5% 66.9% 65.2% 52.1%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 61.9% 43.9% 31.8% 26.9% 17.8% 18.6% 34.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.5% 12.7% 12.7% 12.6% 15.3% 16.2% 13.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 47.0% 48.6% 49.7% 61.5% 52.1%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 35.4% 37.0% 36.7% 27.0% 34.1%
Don't know/Refused 17.6% 14.3% 13.6% 11.5% 13.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 53.1% 51.0% 52.0%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 33.3% 34.7% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 14.3% 14.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 41.2% 59.9% 56.8% 52.7%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 45.4% 25.9% 31.2% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 13.4% 14.2% 12.0% 13.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 53.6% 46.9% 47.7% 51.9%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 33.4% 36.2% 37.0% 34.2%
Don't know/Refused 13.1% 16.9% 15.4% 13.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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