Printed: 2017-11-22

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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Majorities of Americans support universal healthcare, tech-pro policies

March 25, 2006

I don’t think I’d seen this encouraging Harris poll before, of 2,242 U.S. adults in Sept. 6- 12, 2005

“Please indicate whether you support or oppose the policy.”

Percent supporting:

96%  Medicare (health insurance for the elderly and disabled)
93%  Use of birth control/contraception
92%  Condom use to prevent HIV and other STDs
91%  Medicaid (health insurance for people with low incomes)
87%  Sex education in high school
87%  Funding of international HIV prevention and treatment programs
75%  Universal health insurance
70%  Embryonic stem cell research
70%  Funding of international birth control programs
68%  Withdrawal of life support systems/food for those in vegetative state
63%  Abortion centers

There is a technoprogressive majority out there, in the U.S. and in the world. We just need to mobilize them.


Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
IEET, 35 Harbor Point Blvd, #404, Boston, MA 02125-3242 USA
phone: 860-428-1837