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How does respondent feel about the morality of stem cell research?

Below are 20 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q37E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q37 How do you feel about the following... e. Embryonic stem cell research (Q37E)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong30518.3
2) Almost always wrong1498.9
3) Only wrong sometimes30718.4
4) Not wrong at all90654.3
TOTAL1667100.0


SCRESRCH from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Recently, there has been controversy over whether the government should provide any funds at all for scientific research that uses stem cells taken from human embryos. Would you say the government . . . (SCRESRCH)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,94080.4
1) Definitely should fund such research2565.2
2) Probably should fund such research3928.0
3) Probably should not fund such research1332.7
4) Definitely should not fund such research1282.6
8) Dont know420.9
9) No answer100.2
TOTAL4901100.0


STEMCELL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q34g. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Embryonic stem cell research (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong36122.8
2) Almost always wrong1529.6
3) Only wrong sometimes28317.9
4) Not wrong at all78849.7
Missing64 
TOTAL1,584100.0


FUNDSTEM from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001

The federal government provides funding to support a variety of medical research. Do you think federal funding for medical research should or should not include funding for stem-cell research? (FUNDSTEM)
TOTAL%
1) SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research60159.7
2) SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research31231.0
8) DK/No opinion949.3
TOTAL1007100.0


STEMCELL from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001

Sometimes fertility clinics produce extra fertilized eggs, also called embryos, that are not implanted in a womans womb. These extra embryos either are discarded, or couples can donate them for use in medical research called stem-cell research. Some people (support stem-cell research, saying its an important way to find treatments for many diseases). Other people (oppose stem-cell research, saying its wrong to use any human embryos for research purposes). What about you - do you support or oppose stem-cell research? (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Support58858.9
2) Oppose29229.3
8) DK/No opinion11811.8
TOTAL998100.0


SCRESRCH from General Social Survey, 2006

Recently, there has been controversy over whether the government should provide any funds at all for scientific research that uses stem cells taken from human embryos. Would you say the government . . . (SCRESRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely, should fund such research26028.0
2) Probably should fund such research37540.4
3) Probably should not fund such research12813.8
4) Definitely should not fund such research929.9
8) Dont know646.9
9) No answer91.0
TOTAL928100.0


STEMCELL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about government funding of medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos? (07) (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK659.9
0) Against it22934.9
1) For it36255.2
TOTAL656100.0


STEMCELL from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005

Do you support or oppose embryonic stem cell research? (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Support63363.2
2) Oppose27927.8
8) DK/No opinion909.0
Missing5 
TOTAL1,002100.0


CELLMED from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

(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 cant you imagine changing your mind on this issue? (CELLMED)
TOTAL%
1) Can imagine thinking differently on this issue32023.0
2) Cant imagine changing mind on this issue93267.0
9) Dont know/Refused13910.0
Missing2,236 
TOTAL1,391100.0


CELLHUMN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

(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 cant you imagine changing your mind on this issue? (CELLHUMN)
TOTAL%
1) Can imagine thinking differently on this issue71846.4
2) Cant imagine changing mind on this issue69444.9
9) Dont know/Refused1348.7
Missing2,082 
TOTAL1,546100.0


CELLIMPT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

All in all, which is more important: (CELLIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures1,54542.6
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research1,39138.4
9) Dont know/Refused69119.1
TOTAL3,627100.0


GOVCELL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

Do you think the federal government should or should not fund stem cell research? (GOVCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Should1,56443.1
2) Should not1,26334.8
3) Depends1524.2
9) No opinion64817.9
TOTAL3,627100.0


MA_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

Destroying human embryos if doing so helps scientists find cures for diseases. (MA_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused160.6
-4) Dont know642.5
1) Always morally wrong82531.7
2) Usually morally wrong31412.0
3) Sometimes morally wrong55721.4
4) Never morally wrong34313.2
5) Not a moral issue41916.1
6) Decide on case-by-case basis (Vol.)682.6
Missing2 
TOTAL2,606100.0


STEMCELL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

All in all, which is more importantů (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures1,56451.2
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research1,07735.3
9) Dont Know/Refused41213.5
TOTAL3,053100.0


MA_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

Do you believe that each of the following should be legal or should not be legal? Destroying human embryos if doing so helps scientists find cures for diseases. (MA_6)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused321.2
-4) Dont know783.0
1) Legal1,04440.0
2) Not legal1,13443.5
3) Legal in most cases (Vol.)582.2
4) Legal in a few cases (Vol.)471.8
5) Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)2158.2
Missing2 
TOTAL2,608100.0


STEMIMP2 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] All in all, which is more importantů (STEMIMP2)
TOTAL%
1) Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures76958.1
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research41331.2
9) Dont know/Refused14110.7
Missing1,372 
TOTAL1,323100.0


STEMIMP1 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 1 ONLY:] All in all, which is more importantů (STEMIMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Conducting embryonic stem cell research that might result in new medical cures75555.0
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research41029.9
9) Dont know/Refused20815.1
Missing1,323 
TOTAL1,373100.0


FINDCURE from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

I am more concerned about finding cures for diseases than about protecting embryos. (Q16HH) (FINDCURE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree59723.9
2) Mostly agree86234.4
3) Mostly disagree47018.8
4) Completely disagree29311.7
9) Dont know/Refused28111.2
Missing30,068 
TOTAL2,503100.0


STEMCURE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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.] (STEMCURE)
TOTAL%
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures56056.2
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research31631.7
9) Dont know/Refused12012.0
Missing1,007 
TOTAL996100.0


STEMIMPT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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. (STEMIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Conducting stem cell research that might result in new medical cures.1,73652.0
2) Not destroying the potential life of human embryos involved in this research.1,13634.0
9) Dont know/Refused46614.0
TOTAL3,338100.0




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