Public Favors Stem Cell Research

The public strongly favors federal funding of stem-cell research, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey finds. 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,

After Convention, Kerry Catches Up With Bush on Optimism, Gains on Values, Inspiration

After the Democratic National Convention, John Kerry gained on George W. Bush when independents compared them on optimism, inspiration, and sharing their values, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. Polling of 1,646 registered voters conducted from July 30, the day after the convention, through August 5 showed that 42 percent of independents

“Fahrenheit 9/11” Viewers and Limbaugh Listeners About Equal in Size; Perceive Two Different Nations

Michael Moore’s movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, has attracted about as many people as Rush Limbaugh’s radio broadcasts, but the election-year film appears to have hardly changed any minds, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. Forty-one percent of the Moore movie goers said the picture made them think worse of George W. Bush. But

School Mental Health Professionals Identify Adolescent Mental Conditions as More Serious Problems than Violence and Interpersonal Conflict in High Schools

A recently completed national survey of over 1400 mental health professionals in public schools serving adolescents indicates that student depression and use of alcohol and illegal drugs are seen as serious behavior problems in high schools, even more serious than various forms of violence, including bullying, fighting and use of weapons.