I’ve said before that the Germans Get It. And this latest poll shows they not only get it right again, they get it even more right again.
Latest January 2007 poll shows this in Germany:
-almost 2/3 (61%) of Germans support Adult Stem Cell (ASC) and iPS research while opposing human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) research
-just slightly above 1/4 (26.9%) of Germans support hESC
-2/3 (65.2%) of Germans support the ban of destructive embryo research as stipulated in the 1991 Embryo Protection Act
Good trends since the January 2007 poll done- which still had strong German support for ethical research, but the 2008 polls moving still in a positive direction. Mainly because of the iPS cells breakthrough and successes to date.
TNS infratest, a certified and well-renowned institute, which is not favorably biased toward on the side of the CBC, conducted the polls. Which give even more meaning to this very encouraging data! Rock On Germany!
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.