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ABC News Genetic Engineering Poll, April 1990 (ICPSR 9458) RSS

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Summary:

This survey centers on issues relating to genetic engineering. Respondents were asked if they would consider having a child by artificial insemination, and if so, how important it would be to know the medical, genetic, and social background of the sperm donor. They were also asked if they would consider ending a pregnancy if genetic tests showed any of a number of traits or problems in the fetus. Additionally, respondents were asked if employers should have the right to demand genetic testing before hiring, if insurance companies would be justified in refusing to insure people whose genetic tests indicated the likelihood of serious disease, and if they would consider changing a child's inherited characteristics by changing the child's genetic structure in the womb. Background information on respondents includes education, age, religion, marital status, sex, race, state/region, and if the respondent had children.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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ABC News. ABC NEWS GENETIC ENGINEERING POLL, APRIL 1990. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09458.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   genetic engineering, medical ethics, pregnancy, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1990-04-26--1990-05-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990-04-26--1990-05-06

Universe:   Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

Data Types:   survey data

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Methodology

Sample:   Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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  • 2006-11-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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