Table 7-11
Perceived scientific consensus on public issues: 2006
(Percent)
 
  Degree of consensus (on scale of 1 to 5)  
Group/public issue Near complete
agreement
5
4 3 2 No agreement
at all
1
Don't know
 
Medical researchers on importance of stem cells for research 19 33 29 4 5 9
Environmental scientists on existence and causes of global warming 14 28 35 9 6 9
Medical researchers on risks and benefits of genetically modified foods 9 19 41 11 7 13
Economists on effects of reducing federal income taxes 5 15 40 14 13 13
 

NOTES: Responses to: To what extent do [people in group] agree on [public issue]? Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: University of Chicago, National Opinion Research Center, General Social Survey (2006). See appendix table 7-24, National Science Board, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 (NSB 08-01A) (2008).

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