Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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CELLIMPT

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

All in all, which is more important:
  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 42.6% 42.6%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 38.4% 81%
Don't know/Refused 19.1% 100.1%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 46.3% 47.2% 45.0% 45.0% 36.6% 34.4% 42.8%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 39.4% 37.6% 38.2% 39.2% 42.2% 35.5% 38.5%
Don't know/Refused 14.2% 15.2% 16.7% 15.8% 21.2% 30.1% 18.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 47.1% 38.5% 42.6%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 35.2% 41.2% 38.3%
Don't know/Refused 17.7% 20.3% 19.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 37.5% 45.1% 49.3% 30.9% 43.1%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 47.0% 36.6% 32.6% 40.7% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused 15.4% 18.3% 18.2% 28.4% 18.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


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
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 32.5% 43.0% 47.7% 47.7% 58.0% 33.2% 42.6%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 44.1% 39.0% 40.3% 37.7% 31.1% 31.7% 38.4%
Don't know/Refused 23.4% 18.0% 12.1% 14.6% 10.8% 35.1% 19.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 36.3% 34.3% 45.9% 55.1% 42.6%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 36.9% 43.4% 38.4% 32.1% 38.4%
Don't know/Refused 26.8% 22.3% 15.7% 12.8% 19.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures 42.8% 41.5% 26.7% 49.0% 42.7%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 40.2% 39.2% 38.3% 34.6% 38.6%
Don't know/Refused 17.0% 19.4% 35.0% 16.4% 18.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


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 19.2% 33.9% 46.6% 50.4% 60.4% 55.2% 42.9%
Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research 64.3% 45.2% 35.7% 29.9% 23.9% 23.3% 38.3%
Don't know/Refused 16.6% 20.9% 17.7% 19.7% 15.7% 21.5% 18.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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