Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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STEMCURE

(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 [Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  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 56.2% 56.2%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 31.7% 87.9%
Don't know/Refused 12% 99.9%
Total N = 996

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 50.8% 67.6% 59.9% 59.4% 41.0% 56.7%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 38.1% 23.5% 26.6% 32.4% 37.0% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 8.8% 13.5% 8.2% 22.0% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
983


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 29.9% 49.2% 62.2% 67.9% 64.4% 76.5% 56.6%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 52.2% 39.5% 28.7% 19.2% 23.8% 14.8% 31.3%
Don't know/Refused 17.8% 11.3% 9.1% 12.8% 11.9% 8.7% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 40.3% 53.1% 56.7% 68.9% 70.2% 56.6%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 43.3% 35.0% 30.3% 20.7% 21.2% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 16.4% 11.9% 13.0% 10.4% 8.7% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 59.5% 53.4% 56.3%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 31.0% 32.2% 31.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 14.4% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
996


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 44.7% 37.9% 58.7% 53.3% 71.4% 70.8% 56.6%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 42.1% 43.7% 30.8% 35.6% 24.4% 18.8% 32.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.2% 18.4% 10.6% 11.1% 4.2% 10.4% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
862


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 59.0% 52.8% 39.8% 60.7% 56.5%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 32.3% 26.7% 34.4% 31.1% 31.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 20.5% 25.8% 8.3% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990



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