The results of opinion polls conducted over the past several years show that the majority of Americans consistently oppose animal cloning and that food safety is not their only concern.
- 66% disapprove of cloning animals for food. (AAVS, 2006)
- 88% disapprove of cloning animals for food when they learn that cloning involves animal suffering. (AAVS, 2006)
Numerous other surveys found similar results:
- 66% are uncomfortable with animal cloning. (Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, 2005)
- 56% have an unfavorable impression of animal cloning in general. (International Food Information Council, 2006)
- 71% say it is not acceptable to use cloning to reproduce livestock. (Fox News, 2002)
- 66% say it's morally wrong to clone animals. (Gallup, 2002)
- 67% say it's a bad idea to clone animals such as sheep. (Time/CNN, 2001)
- 59% say it should be illegal to clone animals. (ABC News, 2001)
- 79% are unsure about the safety of food from cloned animals. (Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, 2006)
- 63% would not buy cloned food even if it were labeled as "safe."
- 87% think the government needs to ensure that the ethical issues related to animal cloning are publicly discussed before allowing cloned animals to be sold as food. (AAVS, 2006)