Support for Human Gene Editing to Fix Diseases in Latest Poll

Support for Human Gene Editing to Fix Diseases in Latest Poll

Brian Wang |
December 30, 2018 |

There is about 70% support among Americans to use human gene editing to cure or correct diseases.

The support among people in China for using human gene editing to cure disease was similar in a recent poll.

The US support has increased about ten percent from a 2016 Pew Research poll.

The Chinese poll of people living with HIV and Aids showed support of 95% for using human gene edit for HIV prevention.

The Chinese poll of the general public showed 75-80% support for human gene editing to treat genetic heart disease or to extend life.

The Chinese poll had 30% support for human gene editing to increase intelligence or physical capabilities.

The US poll showed 12% support for human gene editing to increase intelligence. There was also 19% who were neither for or against human gene editing to increase intelligence.

China’s support or undecided combined levels for human gene editing to increase intelligence or physical capabilities is likely over 50%.

Nextbigfuture is pretty sure that the support for human gene editing for a specific disease that is an imminent threat to the person being asked will be about 95%.

Nextbigfuture is pretty sure that the support for human gene editing for life extension will be over 90% as this is shown to clearly be effective and safe. The support will also be high if the gene editing life extension reverses aging to enable people to have less aging damage.

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