Thursday, October 26, 2006

This is Disturbing

Actor's Ad Increases Support in Stem Cell Research, Study Says
Actor Michael J. Fox's ad campaign in favor of embryonic stem cell research appears to be having a political effect, according to a new study. The study conducted Oct. 24 to 25 by HCD Research and Mulenberg College Institute of Public Opinion shows that support for embryonic stem cell research among U.S. voters went up after they viewed the ad. Respondents were asked to view the ad and complete pre- and post-view questioning. Support for the research - which is controversial because early-stage embryos are destroyed in the process - increased from 78 percent prior to seeing the ad to 83 percent after watching it, the survey found.
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