Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 1999

Module: Attitudes to Genetics Research

This page lists the questions asked within the Attitudes to Genetics Research module in 1999. Clicking on the variable name before each question will bring you to the results for that question. Publications and further information on Genetics Research can be found on the Genetics Research Resources page.

Some of these questions were also asked in the Young Life and Times Survey.

TRGENJOU: Trust journalists on national newspapers re research into human genes?

TRGENGVM: Trust government health ministers re research into human genes?

TRGENUNI: Trust scientists in universities re research into human genes?

TRGENGVS: Trust government scientists re research into human genes?

TRGENCOM: Trust scientists working for drug or pharmaceutical companies re research into human genes?

TRGENCHA: Trust scientists working for health research charities re research into human genes?

GENREFIN: Should insurance companies use genetic tests to accept or refuse people for life insurance policies?

GENCHGIN: Should insurance companies use genetic tests in deciding cost of life insurance policies?

GENEMPL: Has an employer the right to see results of genetic tests of job applicants?

GENTAKET: Has an employer the right to make job applicants take a genetic test?

GENPROMO: Has an employer the right to use genetic test results when considering employees' promotion?

PREGTEST: Should there be genetic tests on babies in the womb?

ABMENTAL: Legal abortion right if child has serious mental disability?

ABPHYS: Legal abortion right if child has serious physical disability?

ABDIE: Legal abortion right if child will die in twenties or thirties?

ABSHORT: Legal abortion right if child never grow taller than eight year old?

GENHEIGH: What decides a person's height?

GENCLEVE: What decides a person's intelligence?

GENGAY: What decides being gay or lesbian?

GENHEART: What decides a person's chances of getting heart disease?

GENCANC: What decides a person's chances of getting breast cancer?

GENVIOL: What decides a person's chances of being aggressive or violent?

GENFAT: What decides being very overweight?

GENEYES: What decides the colour of a person's eyes?

CHGHEIGH: Change genes to make a person taller or shorter?

CHGCLEVE: Change genes to make more intelligent?

CHGGAY: Change genes to make gay or lesbian?

CHGSTRAI: Change genes to make a person straight?

CHGHEART: Change genes to reduce chance of getting heart disease?

CHGCANC: Change genes to reduce chances of getting breast cancer?

CHGVIOL: Change genes to make less aggressive or violent?

CHGFAT: Change genes to make of average weight?

CHGSEX: Change genes to determine the sex of an unborn baby?

GENFAMIL: Ever been advised of a serious genetic condition in your family?

GENCARE: Ever helped care for someone born with a serious genetic condition?

GMFDSAFE: How safe do you think genetically modified foods are to eat?

GMFDQUAL: Is GM food progress as it means better quality food?

GMFDBAN: Ban GM food until effects on health fully known?

GENSCITR: Should scientists be trusted to decide what genetic research to do?

GENGOCVN: Should genetic scientists be free from government controls?

GENRESCH: Should there be research into human genes?

GENNOCHD: Should people at risk of having a child with serious a genetic disorder start a family?

GENHARM: Will research into human genes do more harm than good?

GENHOPE: How worried are you about discoveries into human genes?

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