We managed to interview 37 participants from New Zealand. The respondents’ demographics
are evenly distributed with females making up 51 % of the survey population. Most
of the respondents are not involved in medical fields. The results are as followed:
More than 80% of the respondents are above 20 years old with the majority between
36-50 age ranges.
84% knows what is stem cell and up to 47% does not read articles on stem cell.
46% is not familiar with the impact that will result from stem cell research and
27% is not aware of the potential benefits of stem cell research.
47% of the respondents are not aware of alternative sources of stem cell besides
embryo or cord blood.
Opinions on Stem Cell Research
76% support stem cell research but only 56% supports it being carried out in New
Only 19% are not aware of the controversies surrounding stem cell research while
53% thinks that stem cell research is ethical.
60% agrees that the future of stem cell research is bright and 32% agrees that scientist
should harvest stem cell from embryo or aborted foetus.
Opinion of Stem Cell Storage
35% will store cord blood of future children and 73% will not pay for its storage.
Click above to see our survey analysis from New Zealand