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Bioethics

This is a poll about various facets of bioethics.

What are some of your general feelings about the current healthcare situation in the United States? Please respond briefly:

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20 voters have answered this question.

If an elderly man (70-90) has only a 5-10% chance of survival within the month, should he be allowed access to expensive medical treatment through health insurance provided by the government?

50% (18) Yes
50% (18) No

36 voters have answered this question.

If a young child (2-5) has only a 5-10% chance of survival within the month, should he/she be allowed access to expensive medical treatment through health insurance provided by the government?

77% (28) Yes
22% (8) No

36 voters have answered this question.

How strongly do you agree/disagree with the concept of pay cuts for medical doctors to help governmental insurance companies fund free health care for the underprivileged?

22% (8) Strongly Agree
25% (9) Agree
19% (7) Neutral
13% (5) Disagree
19% (7) Strongly Disagree

36 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel that genetic counseling and screening should be required for those attempting to conceive?

37% (13) Yes
62% (22) No

35 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel that abortion is just in any of the following scenarios? Please check each box where you feel that it would be just.

53% (16) If the mother is married and does not wish to have another child.
60% (18) If the mother is not married and does not wish to have another child.
90% (27) If the impregnation was the result of a rape.
93% (28) If the mother's health would be in serious jeopardy during pregnancy.
63% (19) If the mother does not feel that she could provide adequately for the child in terms of finances.

30 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe that allowing excessively defective newborns to die is just?

58% (21) Yes
41% (15) No

36 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe that sex selection of offspring is a just practice?

27% (10) Yes
72% (26) No

36 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel that euthanasia of a patient who is in pain and cannot be cured is just?

72% (26) Yes
27% (10) No

36 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe that the concept of a DNR (do not resuscitate) is ever a just practice?

88% (32) Yes, it can be in certain situations.
11% (4) No

36 voters have answered this question.

Many times in scientific/medical research, painful experiments must be conducted on animals in order to create safe, working medical treatments for humans. Do you feel that this is okay?

47% (17) Yes, for all animals.
2% (1) Yes, for all animals except for higher order mammals (chimpanzees, gorillas, etc.)
27% (10) Yes, for only lower order mammals and other animals.
22% (8) No.

36 voters have answered this question.

How do you feel about the advancement of science and its influence on both the qualities of individual life, and the life of the human race? Please respond briefly.

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24 voters have answered this question.

How do you feel about human cloning?

27% (10) Human cloning for all purposes should be utilized.
50% (18) Human cloning should only be utilized for therapeutic purposes, and never for actual reproductive purposes.
22% (8) Human cloning should never be utilized.

36 voters have answered this question.

Do you feel that you are a religious person?

31% (11) Strongly Religious
25% (9) Somewhat Religious
8% (3) Not very Religious
34% (12) Not at all Religious

35 voters have answered this question.

What would you say has had the largest influence on your views on the ethics outlined in the questions above (EX: community raised in, type of education, parents' views, religion, etc.)? Please respond briefly.

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25 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2010-01-09 16:27:18 by yanksrule56
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