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ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001 - Analysis

FUNDSTEM

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?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research60159.7%59.7%-0.48
2) SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research31231.0%90.7%0.02
8) DK/No opinion949.3%100.0%3.03
Missing15
Total Unweighted N = 1007





Education (I-EDUC)

 High school or less (includes 'eighth grade or less', 'some high school', and 'graduated high school')Some college (includes 'trade or technical school')Graduated collegePostgraduateMissingTotal
SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research60.9%
226
56.6%
159
60.2%
147
62.4%
68
159.7%
600
SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research30.2%
112
33.5%
94
30.7%
75
28.4%
31
031.0%
312
DK/No opinion8.9%
33
10.0%
28
9.0%
22
9.2%
10
19.3%
93
Missing7251170
Total 100%
371
100%
281
100%
244
100%
109
   
1005

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedSeparatedDivorcedWidowedNever marriedMissingTotal
SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research57.2%
267
55.6%
15
64.8%
105
58.8%
70
62.3%
142
259.7%
599
SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research31.5%
147
37.0%
10
27.8%
45
31.9%
38
30.7%
70
230.9%
310
DK/No opinion11.3%
53
7.4%
2
7.4%
12
9.2%
11
7.0%
16
09.4%
94
Missing100121191
Total 100%
467
100%
27
100%
162
100%
119
100%
228
   
1003

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research64.6%
124
62.7%
146
55.2%
198
59.6%
133
059.7%
601
SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research24.5%
47
29.2%
68
37.0%
133
28.7%
64
031.0%
312
DK/No opinion10.9%
21
8.2%
19
7.8%
28
11.7%
26
09.3%
94
Missing2643150
Total 100%
192
100%
233
100%
359
100%
223
   
1007

Age (I-AGE)

 18-3031-4546-6465+MissingTotal
SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research61.5%
128
62.4%
159
61.2%
205
51.9%
98
1159.8%
590
SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research31.3%
65
27.5%
70
30.4%
102
36.5%
69
631.0%
306
DK/No opinion7.2%
15
10.2%
26
8.4%
28
11.6%
22
39.2%
91
Missing1634351
Total 100%
208
100%
255
100%
335
100%
189
   
987

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research58.4%
290
61.0%
311
059.7%
601
SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research31.6%
157
30.4%
155
031.0%
312
DK/No opinion10.1%
50
8.6%
44
09.3%
94
Missing105150
Total 100%
497
100%
510
   
1007

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicOther ChristianNon-ChristianNoneMissingTotal
SHOULD include funding for stem-cell research57.5%
295
58.6%
123
50.0%
35
82.6%
38
68.5%
89
2159.9%
580
SHOULD NOT include funding for stem-cell research33.9%
174
32.4%
68
40.0%
28
10.9%
5
20.8%
27
1031.2%
302
DK/No opinion8.6%
44
9.0%
19
10.0%
7
6.5%
3
10.8%
14
79.0%
87
Missing65103530
Total 100%
513
100%
210
100%
70
100%
46
100%
130
   
969

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