Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2003 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 6 No. 1, Issue of April 15, 2003
 
Table 3. European attitude towards GMOs(1).

"Would you say that you are more inclined to agree or disagree with each of the following propositions on GM foods?"
(% of answers for each proposition; for the detailed questionnaire(2))


Answer:
"tend to agree"
"tend to disagree"
Don't know (DNK)
Proposition:

EU15

France

Max

Min

EU15

France

Max

Min

EU15

France

Max

Min
I want to have the right to choose

94.6

95.2

98

87

2.5

3.1

6

1

2.8

1.7

9

1
I want to know more about this kind of food before eating it

85.9

84.1

95

79

9.3

13.1

15

4

4.8

2.8

11

2
I do not want this type of food

70.9

79.1

93

52

16.9

12.7

32

3

12.2

8.1

20

4
They could have negative effects on the environment

59.4

68.9

79

50

11.9

9.9

16

6

28.7

21.3

41

15
The dangers have been exaggerated by the media

33.1

35.6

52

22

44.3

47.5

58

29

22.6

16.9

36

10
This kind of food does not present any particular danger

14.6

15

24

9

54.8

61.5

77

38

30.6

25.5

40

8

In your opinion, is the following statement:

..true
.false
.DNK
 GM food is dangerous  56.4 67.6 89
38
17.1
12.4
34
3
26.5
20
32
8

NB.

Max = % of answers in the EU country where this proportion is the highest.
Min = % of answers in the EU country where this proportion is the lowest.
Source: for the data on the whole EU: Eurobarometer, 2001; for the other data: Eurobarometer 55.2 unpublished results.

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