Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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OBCLNING

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO OPPOSE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTATION ON THE CLONING OF HUMAN BEINGS) Is your objection to research on human cloning based more on:
  1) The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future.
  2) The belief that it is morally wrong.
  3) Both equally
  4) Other
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 18.8% 18.8%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 71.6% 90.4%
Both equally 5.8% 96.2%
Other 2.4% 98.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 100%
Total N = 1530

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 28.6% 16.9% 21.5% 21.3% 10.4% 14.4% 18.8%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 61.4% 72.4% 69.6% 69.6% 79.1% 76.8% 71.6%
Both equally 6.0% 7.8% 6.0% 5.1% 5.5% 4.6% 5.8%
Other 2.1% 1.8% 3.0% 3.0% 1.9% 2.2% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 1.1% 0.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1511


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 21.2% 16.9% 18.8%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 67.7% 74.6% 71.6%
Both equally 6.7% 5.1% 5.8%
Other 3.1% 1.9% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.5% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1530


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 16.3% 19.0% 24.5% 8.9% 19.0%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 73.9% 73.2% 65.7% 82.1% 71.9%
Both equally 6.5% 4.6% 6.0% 7.4% 5.8%
Other 2.5% 1.2% 2.9% 1.6% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 2.1% 0.9% 0.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 20.5% 17.2% 20.8% 19.7% 22.5% 13.5% 18.8%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 69.0% 74.1% 70.8% 73.0% 67.0% 73.6% 71.6%
Both equally 6.0% 5.8% 5.7% 5.2% 6.4% 5.7% 5.8%
Other 2.2% 1.8% 2.4% 0.9% 3.2% 3.7% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 1.1% 0.3% 1.3% 0.9% 3.5% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1530


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 19.6% 17.5% 18.9% 20.9% 18.9%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 72.1% 75.3% 69.1% 67.5% 71.6%
Both equally 3.8% 4.7% 6.5% 8.5% 5.9%
Other 0.5% 1.6% 4.8% 2.0% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 0.9% 0.7% 1.2% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1523


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 17.2% 19.0% 10.7% 25.9% 18.8%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 74.0% 72.6% 78.5% 62.2% 71.7%
Both equally 5.6% 5.2% 5.4% 7.0% 5.8%
Other 2.1% 2.4% 2.1% 3.2% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.9% 3.3% 1.7% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1520


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
The belief that the science is not yet safe enough but could be in the future. 7.3% 15.2% 23.3% 24.4% 26.9% 21.3% 18.8%
The belief that it is morally wrong. 86.9% 75.2% 66.6% 65.3% 63.4% 64.3% 71.6%
Both equally 4.1% 6.7% 5.0% 6.4% 6.1% 7.2% 5.9%
Other 1.0% 1.2% 3.0% 3.0% 2.8% 4.8% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.7% 2.2% 0.8% 0.8% 2.4% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1521



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