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Polls listed chronologically. Data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older.

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AP-Petside.com Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. Oct. 1-5, 2009. N=1,967 adults nationwide (MoE 2.2), including 1,166 pet owners (MoE 2.9).

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"Please tell me what pets you have in your household, like dogs, cats, birds, fish, and other kinds of animals." Among pet owners

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  %

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Dog

74

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Cat

47

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Fish

14

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Birds

7

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Gerbils, hamsters, mice, etc.

3

.

 

Horse, pony

2

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Turtle/Tortoise

2

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Other

5

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"Overall, do you like, dislike or neither like nor dislike dogs? . . . A lot or a little?"

.

Like a Lot Like a Little Neither Dislike
a Little
Dislike
a Lot
% % % % %

Pet owners

84 10 4 1 1

ALL adults

74 14 7 2 2

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"Overall, do you like, dislike or neither like nor dislike cats? . . . A lot or a little?"

.

Like a Lot Like a Little Neither Dislike
a Little
Dislike
a Lot
% % % % %

Pet owners

49 23 7 10 10

ALL adults

41 22 10 11 15

 

Gallup Poll. May 8-11, 2008. N=1,017 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which of these statements comes closest to your view about the treatment of animals? Animals deserve the exact same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation. Animals deserve some protection from harm and exploitation, but it is still appropriate to use them for the benefit of humans. OR, Animals don't need much protection from harm and exploitation since they are just animals." Options rotated

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Same Rights
As People
Some
Protection
They are
Just Animals
Unsure  
% % % %  

5/8-11/08

25 72 3 1  

5/5-7/03

25 71 3 1  

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"Here are some specific proposals concerning the treatment of animals. For each one, please say whether you strongly support this proposal, somewhat support it, somewhat oppose it, or strongly oppose this proposal. How about [see below]?"

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Strongly
Support
Somewhat
Support
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Unsure
% % % % %

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"Passing strict laws concerning the treatment of farm animals"

5/8-11/08

35 29 20 13 3

5/5-7/03

29 33 21 14 3

 

"Banning all product testing on laboratory animals"

5/8-11/08

15 24 31 28 2

5/5-7/03

13 25 31 30 1

 

"Banning sports that involve competition between animals, such as horse racing or dog racing"

5/8-11/08

16 22 25 34 3

 

"Banning all medical research on laboratory animals"

5/8-11/08

13 22 31 33 1

5/5-7/03

12 23 26 38 1

 

"Banning all types of hunting"

5/8-11/08

8 13 29 48 1

5/5-7/03

9 13 29 47 2

 

Gallup Poll. May 10-13, 2007. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

 

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"Next, I'm going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. How about [see below]?"

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Morally
Acceptable
Morally
Wrong
     
% %      

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"Medical testing on animals"

5/10-13/07

59 37      

5/8-11/06

61 32      

5/5-7/03

63 33      

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"Buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur"

5/10-13/07

58 38      

5/8-11/06

62 32      

5/5-7/03

60 36      

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"Cloning animals"

5/10-13/07

36 59      

5/8-11/06

29 65      

5/5-7/03

29 68      

 


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