Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 1998 - Science, Technology, and Faith, Clergy

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GNTHERPY

Which statement comes closest to your opinions on gene therapy, that is, medical treatment which alters the genetic makeup of a cell?
  1) Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body.
  2) Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation.
  3) Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells).
  4) Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells.
  5) Not sure

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 377 34.3% 34.3% -1.05
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 259 23.6% 57.9% -.48
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 26 2.4% 60.3% .09
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 25 2.3% 62.6% .65
Not sure 411 37.4% 100% 1.22

Variable Comparisons


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 34.2%
69
34.2%
304
34.2%
373
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 17.8%
36
25.0%
222
23.7%
258
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 2.5%
5
2.4%
21
2.4%
26
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 4.5%
9
1.8%
16
2.3%
25
Not sure 41.1%
83
36.6%
325
37.4%
408
TOTAL 100.0%
202
100.0%
888

1090


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Not married TOTAL
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 34.2%
328
33.3%
42
34.1%
370
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 24.1%
231
21.4%
27
23.8%
258
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 2.2%
21
4.0%
5
2.4%
26
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 2.2%
21
2.4%
3
2.2%
24
Not sure 37.4%
359
38.9%
49
37.6%
408
TOTAL 100.0%
960
100.0%
126

1086


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 29.6%
60
39.1%
118
34.9%
145
29.9%
50
34.3%
373
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 21.2%
43
25.8%
78
22.4%
93
26.3%
44
23.7%
258
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 3.0%
6
1.3%
4
2.4%
10
3.6%
6
2.4%
26
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 3.9%
8
2.3%
7
2.2%
9
0.6%
1
2.3%
25
Not sure 42.4%
86
31.5%
95
38.1%
158
39.5%
66
37.3%
405
TOTAL 100.0%
203
100.0%
302
100.0%
415
100.0%
167

1087


Political party (I-POLITAFF)

Democrat Independent Republican Other TOTAL
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 37.0%
238
33.5%
63
27.8%
67
20.0%
2
34.2%
370
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 19.6%
126
28.2%
53
29.9%
72
40.0%
4
23.5%
255
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 2.6%
17
2.7%
5
1.7%
4
0.0%
0
2.4%
26
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 1.9%
12
1.1%
2
4.1%
10
10.0%
1
2.3%
25
Not sure 39.0%
251
34.6%
65
36.5%
88
30.0%
3
37.6%
407
TOTAL 100.0%
644
100.0%
188
100.0%
241
100.0%
10

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Family income (I-FAMINCOM)

<20K 20K-49,999 50K-99,999 100K+ TOTAL
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 42.9%
12
28.9%
117
36.5%
198
40.0%
44
34.2%
371
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 17.9%
5
23.7%
96
24.5%
133
20.9%
23
23.7%
257
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 3.6%
1
2.7%
11
2.2%
12
1.8%
2
2.4%
26
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 0.0%
0
4.0%
16
1.5%
8
0.9%
1
2.3%
25
Not sure 35.7%
10
40.7%
165
35.4%
192
36.4%
40
37.5%
407
TOTAL 100.0%
28
100.0%
405
100.0%
543
100.0%
110

1086


Age (I-AGE)

<40 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 24.8%
36
30.0%
105
38.2%
185
44.0%
40
34.2%
366
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 23.4%
34
24.3%
85
23.6%
114
22.0%
20
23.6%
253
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 2.8%
4
0.9%
3
2.9%
14
5.5%
5
2.4%
26
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 2.1%
3
2.3%
8
2.5%
12
1.1%
1
2.2%
24
Not sure 46.9%
68
42.6%
149
32.9%
159
27.5%
25
37.5%
401
TOTAL 100.0%
145
100.0%
350
100.0%
484
100.0%
91

1070


Race (I-RACE1)

White Black Other TOTAL
Gene therapy is appropriate on any cell in the body. 34.4%
359
28.6%
4
33.3%
9
34.3%
372
Gene therapy is appropriate only on cells that are not involved with producing the next generation. 23.7%
247
21.4%
3
25.9%
7
23.7%
257
Gene therapy is appropriate only on those cells involved in producing the next generation (i.e., sperm and egg cells). 2.2%
23
7.1%
1
3.7%
1
2.3%
25
Gene therapy is not appropriate on any cells. 2.2%
23
7.1%
1
3.7%
1
2.3%
25
Not sure 37.5%
392
35.7%
5
33.3%
9
37.4%
406
TOTAL 100.0%
1044
100.0%
14
100.0%
27

1085