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Trend: Moral Acceptability of Cloning Humans, Cloning Animals

Trend: Next, I'm going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. How about -- cloning animals?

Trend: Next, I'm going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. How about -- cloning humans?


As you may know, Congress is considering several proposals to ban human cloning. Which of the following positions do you most agree with -- [ROTATED: human cloning should NOT be banned, only human cloning that leads to the birth of a human should be banned, but cloning for purposes of laboratory research should be allowed, or all human cloning SHOULD be banned]?

Should
not be
banned

Should be
allowed for
purposes of
research

Should be
banned

Other
(vol.)

No
opinion

2003 Jan 13-16

4%

34

59

1

2

(vol.) = Volunteered response

Do you think that cloning that is designed specifically to result in the birth of a human being should be legal or illegal in the United States?

Legal

Illegal

No opinion

2003 Jan 3-5

11%

86

3

Do you favor or oppose each of the following? How about -- [RANDOM ORDER]?

Cloning of endangered species to keep them from becoming extinct

Favor

Oppose

No opinion

2002 May 6-9

38%

58

4

Cloning of dogs, cats, or other animals that people keep as pets

Favor

Oppose

No opinion

2002 May 6-9

15%

82

3

Cloning of human organs or body parts that can then be used in medical transplants

Favor

Oppose

No opinion

2002 May 6-9

59%

37

4

Cloning of human embryos for use in medical research

Favor

Oppose

No opinion

2002 May 6-9

34%

61

5

Cloning of human cells from adults for use in medical research

Favor

Oppose

No opinion

2002 May 6-9

51%

44

5

Cloning that is designed specifically to result in the birth of a human being

Favor

Oppose

No opinion

2002 May 6-9

8%

90

2

Would you favor or oppose a law that would prohibit the cloning of human beings, or are you unsure?

[BASED ON 491 NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM A]

Favor

Oppose

Unsure

No opinion

2002 Apr 22-24

39%

36

25

*

Would you favor or oppose a law that would prohibit the cloning of human beings?

[BASED ON 518 NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM B]

Favor

Oppose

No opinion

2002 Apr 22-24

53%

40

7

Do you approve or disapprove of cloning that is designed specifically to result in the birth of a human being?

[BASED ON 518 NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM A; ±3 PCT. PTS.]

Approve

Disapprove

No opinion

2001 Nov 26-27

9%

88

3

Do you approve or disapprove of cloning that is not designed to specifically result in the birth of a human being, but is designed to aid medical research that might find treatments for certain diseases?

[BASED ON 507 NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM B; ±5 PCT. PTS.]

Approve

Disapprove

No opinion

2001 Nov 26-27

54%

41

5

Do you think the cloning of animals should or should not be allowed?

Should

Should not

No opinion

2001 May 10-14

32%

64

4

If it becomes possible, do you think the cloning of humans should or should not be allowed?

Should

Should not

No opinion

2001 May 10-14

9%

89

2

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