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ABC News Genetic Engineering Poll, April 1990

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1991-05-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
genetic engineering; medical ethics; pregnancy; public opinion
Description
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-04-26 / 1990-05-06
    Time period: 1990-04-26--1990-05-06
  • 1990-04-26 / 1990-05-06
    Collection date: 1990-04-26--1990-05-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Sampling
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.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

Note
2006-11-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9458 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Urban, D.. Quantitative measurement of public opinions on new technologies: An application of SEM-methodology to the analysis of beliefs and values toward new human applications of genetic engineering. Scientometrics.35, (1), 71-92.1996.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02018234 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News (1991): ABC News Genetic Engineering Poll, April 1990. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09458.v1