Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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CELLHUMN

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

(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT CONDUCTING STEM CELL RESEARCH THAT MIGHT RESULT IN NEW MEDICAL CURES IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN NOT DESTROYING THE POTENTIAL LIFE OF HUMAN EMBRYOS INVOLVED IN THIS RESEARCH) Can you ever imagine yourself thinking that protecting human embryos is more important than conducting medical research on stem cells, or can't you imagine changing your mind on this issue?
  1) Can imagine thinking differently on this issue
  2) Can't imagine changing mind on this issue
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 46.4% 46.4%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 44.9% 91.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 100%
Total N = 873

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 46.7% 45.8% 46.3% 53.3% 44.7% 39.1% 46.5%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 47.2% 45.2% 45.1% 40.0% 44.7% 49.8% 45.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 9.0% 8.6% 6.7% 10.7% 11.1% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
866


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 43.2% 50.1% 46.4%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 48.8% 40.5% 44.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 9.4% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
873


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 48.7% 44.5% 48.4% 41.1% 46.8%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 46.0% 47.3% 42.0% 42.5% 44.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 8.2% 9.6% 16.4% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
856


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
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 44.7% 41.4% 51.6% 48.7% 48.3% 42.9% 46.4%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 45.2% 45.4% 42.2% 46.1% 49.4% 44.6% 44.9%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 13.2% 6.2% 5.2% 2.2% 12.6% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 39.7% 48.5% 47.6% 46.0% 46.4%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 48.9% 39.4% 45.1% 48.2% 44.9%
Don't know/Refused 11.4% 12.1% 7.3% 5.7% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
871


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 47.1% 42.6% 38.3% 49.9% 46.6%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 44.7% 50.8% 43.2% 41.6% 44.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 6.6% 18.5% 8.6% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


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
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 47.1% 50.2% 50.2% 50.0% 41.8% 36.7% 46.5%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 48.1% 41.6% 39.9% 45.0% 46.9% 51.7% 44.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 8.3% 10.0% 5.0% 11.3% 11.7% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
872



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