Americans Aren’t Enthused About Genetic Engineering
It was reported last week that a baby with genetic material from three people was born several months ago thanks to the success of a controversial new procedure. Few Americans support the idea of so-called “three-parent” babies but are even more opposed to genetic engineering that allows parents to choose specific characteristics for their children before they are born. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 28-29, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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