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Annenberg reported:

From July 30 through August 5, 1,345 adults were asked “Do you favor or oppose Federal funding of research on diseases like Alzheimers using stem cells taken from human embryos?” Sixty-four percent said they favored such funding, while 28 percent opposed it. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus three percentage points.

“Taken from”? How about “extracting stem cells and in the process destroying human embryos”? No wonder NBC can claim a great majority. Someone needs to do a poll with more precise wording. Many may still choose the embryo sacrifice, but the less informed people right now think nothing’s dying in the process.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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