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All in all, which is more important: (CELLIMPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 1,545 42.6
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 1,391 38.4
9) Dont know/Refused 691 19.1
TOTAL3,627100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


All in all, which is more important… (STEMCELL)
  TOTAL %
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 1,564 51.2
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 1,077 35.3
9) Dont Know/Refused 412 13.5
TOTAL3,053100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (STEMCURE)
  TOTAL %
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 560 56.2
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 316 31.7
9) Dont know/Refused 120 12
TOTAL996100.0
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Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK FORM 1 ONLY:] All in all, which is more important… (STEMIMP1)
  TOTAL %
1) Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 755 55
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 410 29.9
9) Dont know/Refused 208 15.1
TOTAL1,373100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] All in all, which is more important… (STEMIMP2)
  TOTAL %
1) Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 769 58.1
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 413 31.2
9) Dont know/Refused 141 10.7
TOTAL1,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I am more concerned about finding cures for diseases than about protecting embryos. (Q16HH) (FINDCURE)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 597 23.9
2) Mostly agree 862 34.4
3) Mostly disagree 470 18.8
4) Completely disagree 293 11.7
9) Dont know/Refused 281 11.2
TOTAL2,503100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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. (STEMIMPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures. 1,736 52
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research. 1,136 34
9) Dont know/Refused 466 14
TOTAL3,338100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Sometimes fertility clinics produce extra fertilized eggs, also called embryos, that are not implanted in a womans womb. These extra embryos either are discarded, or couples can donate them for use in medical research called stem-cell research. Some people (support stem-cell research, saying its an important way to find treatments for many diseases). Other people (oppose stem-cell research, saying its wrong to use any human embryos for research purposes). What about you - do you support or oppose stem-cell research? (STEMCELL)
  TOTAL %
1) Support 588 58.9
2) Oppose 292 29.3
8) DK/No opinion 118 11.8
TOTAL998100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you support or oppose embryonic stem cell research? (STEMCELL)
  TOTAL %
1) Support 633 63.2
2) Oppose 279 27.8
8) DK/No opinion 90 9
TOTAL1,002100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT CONDUCTING STEM CELL RESEARCH THAT MIGHT RESULT IN NEW MEDICAL CURES IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN NOT DESTROYING THE POTENTIAL LIFE OF HUMAN EMBRYOS INVOLVED IN THIS RESEARCH) Can you ever imagine yourself thinking that protecting human embryos is more important than conducting medical research on stem cells, or cant you imagine changing your mind on this issue? (CELLHUMN)
  TOTAL %
1) Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 718 46.4
2) Cant imagine changing mind on this issue 694 44.9
9) Dont know/Refused 134 8.7
TOTAL1,546100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT NOT DESTROYING THE POTENTIAL LIFE OF HUMAN EMBRYOS INVOLVED IN STEM CELL RESEARCH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONDUCTING STEM CELL RESEARCH THAT MIGHT RESULT IN NEW MEDICAL CURES) Can you ever imagine yourself thinking that discovering medical cures from stem cell research is more important than the potential life of human embryos, or cant you imagine changing your mind on this issue? (CELLMED)
  TOTAL %
1) Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 320 23
2) Cant imagine changing mind on this issue 932 67
9) Dont know/Refused 139 10
TOTAL1,391100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you believe that each of the following should be legal or should not be legal? Destroying human embryos if doing so helps scientists find cures for diseases. (MA_6)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 32 1.2
-4) Dont know 78 3
1) Legal 1,044 40
2) Not legal 1,134 43.5
3) Legal in most cases (Vol.) 58 2.2
4) Legal in a few cases (Vol.) 47 1.8
5) Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.) 215 8.2
TOTAL2,608100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


The federal government provides funding to support a variety of medical research. Do you think federal funding for medical research should or should not include funding for stem-cell research? (FUNDSTEM)
  TOTAL %
1) SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research 601 59.7
2) SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research 312 31
8) DK/No opinion 94 9.3
TOTAL1,007100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Recently, there has been controversy over whether the government should provide any funds at all for scientific research that uses stem cells taken from human embryos. Would you say the government . . . (SCRESRCH)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely, should fund such research 260 28
2) Probably should fund such research 375 40.4
3) Probably should not fund such research 128 13.8
4) Definitely should not fund such research 92 9.9
8) Dont know 64 6.9
9) No answer 9 1
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


For/Against: What about government funding of medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos? (07) (STEMCELL)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 65 15.2
0) Against it 0 0
1) For it 362 84.8
TOTAL427100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think the federal government should or should not fund stem cell research? (GOVCELL)
  TOTAL %
1) Should 1,564 43.1
2) Should not 1,263 34.8
3) Depends 152 4.2
9) No opinion 648 17.9
TOTAL3,627100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q37 How do you feel about the following... e. Embryonic stem cell research (Q37E)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 305 18.3
2) Almost always wrong 149 8.9
3) Only wrong sometimes 307 18.4
4) Not wrong at all 906 54.3
TOTAL1,667100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q34g. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Embryonic stem cell research (STEMCELL)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 361 22.8
2) Almost always wrong 152 9.6
3) Only wrong sometimes 283 17.9
4) Not wrong at all 788 49.7
TOTAL1,584100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Destroying human embryos if doing so helps scientists find cures for diseases. (MA_2)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 16 0.6
-4) Dont know 64 2.5
1) Always morally wrong 825 31.7
2) Usually morally wrong 314 12
3) Sometimes morally wrong 557 21.4
4) Never morally wrong 343 13.2
5) Not a moral issue 419 16.1
6) Decide on case-by-case basis (Vol.) 68 2.6
TOTAL2,606100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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Benefits and Costs: Does respondent believe that the potential benefits of stem cell research outweigh the costs?
Favor?: Does the response favor or oppose stem cell research?
Funding: Does the respondent believe stem cell research should be funded by the government?
Morality: Does the respondent think that stem cell research is morally wrong?

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