Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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CELLMED

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

(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT NOT DESTROYING THE POTENTIAL LIFE OF HUMAN EMBRYOS INVOLVED IN STEM CELL RESEARCH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONDUCTING STEM CELL RESEARCH THAT MIGHT RESULT IN NEW MEDICAL CURES) Can you ever imagine yourself thinking that discovering medical cures from stem cell research is more important than the potential life of human embryos, 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 23% 23%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 67% 90%
Don't know/Refused 10% 100%
Total N = 761

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 24.5% 22.1% 25.5% 24.1% 22.8% 18.2% 23.0%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 66.8% 70.4% 67.4% 69.7% 64.1% 62.1% 67.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 7.5% 7.0% 6.1% 13.0% 19.6% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
752


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 25.8% 20.9% 23.1%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 65.7% 67.9% 67.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 11.2% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
761


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 20.0% 27.6% 25.4% 14.4% 23.3%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 74.8% 58.4% 64.6% 67.0% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 13.9% 10.0% 18.6% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
748


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 22.4% 23.9% 22.8% 20.7% 30.5% 19.6% 23.0%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 59.8% 67.1% 69.4% 74.4% 65.3% 68.5% 66.9%
Don't know/Refused 17.8% 9.0% 7.8% 5.0% 4.2% 11.9% 10.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
761


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 18.7% 24.4% 20.2% 26.8% 23.1%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 60.4% 65.7% 73.2% 66.4% 66.9%
Don't know/Refused 20.9% 9.9% 6.6% 6.8% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
759


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Can imagine thinking differently on this issue 19.7% 26.7% 18.1% 30.8% 23.1%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 73.4% 62.6% 53.4% 59.9% 67.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 10.7% 28.4% 9.3% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
761


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 15.2% 26.4% 27.9% 27.5% 22.4% 19.7% 23.2%
Can't imagine changing mind on this issue 77.7% 64.8% 60.0% 62.0% 66.4% 63.2% 67.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 8.9% 12.1% 10.5% 11.2% 17.1% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
755



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