Public Opinion Polls

Do you support ethical animal research?

COVID-19 and Animal Research

 2020 COVID-19 and Animal Research Poll QuestionsMarchAprilOctober
Q1How personally concerned are you about the chances of you or someone in your family becoming infected with the coronavirus?Extremely/ very concerned = 51%

Not very/ not at all concerned = 15%
Extremely/ very concerned = 59%

Not very/ not at all concerned = 13%
Extremely/ very concerned = 49%

Not very/ not at all concerned = 23%
Q2In general, would you say you support or oppose the humane use of animals in biomedical research, education and testing?Strongly/ somewhat support = 50%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 34%
Strongly/ somewhat support = 43%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 38%
Strongly/ somewhat support = 49%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 34%
Q3Would you say you support or oppose the humane use of animals
in biomedical research, education, and testing in cases where that research supports the development of a vaccine and treatments for the coronavirus?
Strongly/ somewhat support = 57%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 28%
Strongly/ somewhat support = 54%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 30%
Strongly/ somewhat support = 53%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 30%
Q4At a recent White House briefing on efforts to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that animal research plays an important role in helping us understand whether or not a coronavirus vaccine will be effective and safe to use.

Having heard this, would you say you support or oppose the humane use of animals in biomedical research, education, and testing in cases where that research supports the development of a vaccine and treatments for the coronavirus?
N/AStrongly/ somewhat support = 60%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 21%
Strongly/ somewhat support = 64%

Strongly/ somewhat oppose = 22%

FBR commissioned polls, which Echelon Insights conducted between March 20-24, April 18-21 and Oct. 16-22, 2020. The polls were part of Echelon Insights’ monthly Verified Voter Omnibus tracking surveys and had a sample size of ~1,000 national registered voters. 

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