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Stem Cell Research

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Poll #959798 Stem Cell Research

Should stem cell research be legal?

Yes, without restrictions
60(61.9%)
Yes, with restrictions
31(32.0%)
No
5(5.2%)
I do not care
0(0.0%)
I do not know enough about them to state my opinion
1(1.0%)

If you said stem cell research SHOULD be legal WITH restrictions, what would those be?

If you said stem cell research SHOULD NOT be legal, what are your reasons?

It is immoral/against my religion
0(0.0%)
No scientific advance should be tested on humans
0(0.0%)
It is not promising enough to be legal
0(0.0%)
Making it legal will make scientists more likely to abuse human life
3(42.9%)
Other, will explain in comments
1(14.3%)

If you said stem cell research SHOULD be legal, does anyone in your immediate family (mother/father-figure(s), sibling(s)) have Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes
36(40.0%)
No
54(60.0%)

If you said stem cell research SHOULD NOT be legal, does anyone in your immediate family (mother/father-figure(s), sibling(s)) have Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes
6(66.7%)
No
3(33.3%)

If you said stem cell research SHOULD be legal, does anyone in your extended family/social network (Aunts/Uncles, Grandparents, best friends) have Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes
66(73.3%)
No
24(26.7%)

If you said stem cell research SHOULD NOT be legal, does anyone in your extended family/social network (Aunts/Uncles, Grandparents, best friends) have Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes
7(87.5%)
No
1(12.5%)

If you said stem cell research SHOULD be legal, what is the highest level of education you have completed?

None
0(0.0%)
Grade School
7(8.0%)
Still in Grade School
15(17.2%)
Some College
38(43.7%)
Associate's Degree
3(3.4%)
Undergraduate Degree
17(19.5%)
Graduate Degree
7(8.0%)
Terminal Degree
0(0.0%)

If you said stem cell research SHOULD NOT be legal, what is the highest level of education you have completed?

None
0(0.0%)
Grade School
0(0.0%)
Still in Grade School
0(0.0%)
Some College
5(71.4%)
Associate's Degree
0(0.0%)
Undergraduate Degree
2(28.6%)
Graduate Degree
0(0.0%)
Terminal Degree
0(0.0%)

If you have completed some or a degree in a college/university, what was your focus?

Arts and Letters
20(34.5%)
Business
3(5.2%)
Math and Science
20(34.5%)
Education
8(13.8%)
Visual and Performing Arts
7(12.1%)

Do you think Michael J. Fox and the others who have spoken for stem cell research are dramatizing its potential?

Absolutely yes
0(0.0%)
Probably
6(6.6%)
Maybe
28(30.8%)
Absolutely not
28(30.8%)
No, others are downplaying its potential
29(31.9%)

Do you think cord blood is a useful way to perform stem cell research

Yes
33(35.5%)
No
4(4.3%)
Maybe
18(19.4%)
I have no idea
38(40.9%)
This question is stupid
0(0.0%)

And now, for something completely different. In a fight between two samurai-trained apes and an elephant, who would win?

The apes
46(48.9%)
The elephant
34(36.2%)
What?!!
14(14.9%)


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