Polling was conducted by telephone February 12-13, 2002 in the evenings. The sample is 900 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of ± 3 percentage points.

1. As you may know, scientists have made advances in cloning, where they can reproduce a whole animal from a single cell. Do you think it is acceptable to use cloning to:

  Acceptable Not acceptable (DK)
Reintroduce extinct species?      
12-13 Feb 02 20% 72 8
18-19 Apr 01 23% 69 8
21-22 Jan 98 19% 73 8
5-6 Mar 97 19% 70 11
Reproduce endangered species?      
12-13 Feb 02 29% 64 7
18-19 Apr 01 32% 61 7
21-22 Jan 98 28% 65 7
5-6 Mar 97 31% 60 9
Reproduce livestock?      
12-13 Feb 02 23% 71 6
18-19 Apr 01 27% 66 7
21-22 Jan 98 25% 67 8
5-6 Mar 97 28% 62 10
Reproduce a beloved pet such as a dog or cat?      
12-13 Feb 02 12% 84 4
18-19 Apr 01 16% 79 5
Reproduce humans?      
12-13 Feb 02 7% 89 4
18-19 Apr 01 6% 90 4
21-22 Jan 98 6% 89 5
5-6 Mar 97 5% 89 6

2. Do you own a dog or a cat as a pet?

1. Yes 56%
2. No 44
3. (Not sure) -

3. (If yes) If a company announced that a perfect copy of your pet could be made when the pet got old or died, would you order a copy or not?

1. Yes 6%
2. No 92
3. (Not sure) 2

4. How likely do you think it is that somewhere in the world a human has already been secretly cloned?

  12-13 Feb 02 18-19 Apr 01
1. Very likely 30% 29%
2. Somewhat likely 26 31
3. Not very likely 20 18
4. Not at all likely 18 17
5. (Not sure) 6 5