Table 7-14
Public opinion on medical technologies derived from stem cell research: Most recent year
(Percent)
 
Question Favor Oppose
 
1. If you or a member of your family had a condition such as Parkinson's Disease, or a spinal cord injury, would you support the use of embryonic stem cells in order to pursue a treatment for that condition? (Yes or no) 70 21
2. Do you favor or oppose medical research that uses stem cells from sources that do NOT involve human embryos? (Strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, strongly oppose) 70 22
3. Do you favor or oppose using human cloning technology IF it is used ONLY to help medical research develop new treatments for disease? (Strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose) 52 45
4. The technology now exists to clone or genetically alter animals. How much do you favor or oppose allowing the same thing to be done in humans? (Strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose) 17 78
 

NOTES: Question 1 asked 7–21 November 2006. Questions 2, 3, 4 asked 24 November–7 December 2008. Detail does not add to total because "don't know" responses not shown.

SOURCE: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Center for Public Policy, VCU Life Sciences Survey (question 1, 2006; questions 2, 3, 4, 2008), http://www.vcu.edu/lifesci/centers/cen_lse_surveys.html, accessed 22 September 2009.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010