Monday, December 3, 2012

Public opinion on medical testing on animals changing quickly.

Gallup released the latest results of its annual polling series asking American’s about their opinions on a set of moral issues in May, but I hadn't looked at the results very carefully until Suzanne M. Rivera, Ph.D. made a silly claim about people's opinions and called attention to it.

The issues they ask about include abortion, gay or lesbian relations, embryonic stem cell research, the death penalty, sex between an unmarried man and woman, doctor-assisted suicide, gambling, divorce, and cloning animals, and medical research using animals. They have been asking the same questions since 2001. The changes in the public's answers to Gallup's questions over time suggest that opinions about the use of animals are changing faster than are the opinions on any other issue except gay and lesbian relationships. I've tabulated their results below which come from their explanation of their methods. [Click on the image for a larger version in a new window.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to have the webpage for the 2001 Gallup survey? Thanks.