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Most Americans Believe Stem Cell Research Likely to Cure Previously Incurable Diseases

Poll: 30% Believe Embryonic Stem Cell Research Morally Wrong

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Two-out-of-three Americans (66%) believe that “embryonic stem cell research" is at least somewhat likely to lead to cures to previously incurable diseases. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that this figure includes 72% of Democrats, 59% of Republicans, and 69% of those not affiliated with either major political party. Americans under 30 were a bit more optimistic than their elders about the potential of such research. However, 30% of Americans believe that embryonic stem cell research is morally wrong. That view is held by 46% of Republicans, 18% of Democrats and 28% of unaffiliateds. Forty-seven percent (47%) of all adults take the opposite view and say it is not morally wrong.

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