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Attitudes Toward Animal Tests Shifting, Shows New Opinion Poll

The American public is becoming more supportive of nonanimal research, reveals a soon-to-be-released report by PCRM’s Kristie Stoick, M.P.H. Sixty-seven percent of adults polled in July 2005 said they were more likely to donate to a health charity that has a policy of never funding animal experiments than to one that does. That’s up 11 percentage points since 2001 and up 16 percentage points since 1996. The three surveys were conducted by Opinion Research Corporation International of Princeton, New Jersey, on behalf of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The most recent survey was conducted among a random sample of 1,012 adults, July 18-21, 2005.

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Not likely to donate to a health charity that funds animal experiments

Likely to donate to a charity that never funds animal research

PCRM’s analysis of the three surveys will be released this fall and covered in the Autumn 2005 Good Medicine.

For more information about which health charities don’t fund animal tests, please visit PCRM’s Humane Charity Seal of Approval website. The Humane Seal is an easy way for donors to identify those health charities that match their values.



 

PCRM Online, August 2005

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