Trends in U.S. Attitudes Toward Genetic Testing, 1990-2004

Posted: 18 Aug 2009

See all articles by Eleanor Singer

Eleanor Singer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mick P. Couper

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Trivellore Raghunathan

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Survey Research Center, Survey Methodology Program; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics

John Van Hoewyk

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Toni C. Antonucci

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: Fall 2008

Abstract

This research note examines changes in beliefs and attitudes over a 14-year period, from 1990, when the revolution in genomic science was just beginning, to 2004, the most recent time point for which data are available. The analysis makes clear that there is no simple causal path from changes in technology to changes in values and beliefs, at least over the period of time during which we have been able to track this process. At the same time, claimed awareness about the new technology is slowly and gradually diffusing throughout the society.

Suggested Citation

Singer, Eleanor and Couper, Mick P. and Raghunathan, Trivellore and Van Hoewyk, John and Antonucci, Toni C., Trends in U.S. Attitudes Toward Genetic Testing, 1990-2004 (Fall 2008). Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 72, Issue 3, pp. 446-458, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1455041 or http://dx.doi.org/nfn033

Eleanor Singer (Contact Author)

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No Address Available

Mick P. Couper

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor ( email )

500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Trivellore Raghunathan

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Survey Research Center, Survey Methodology Program ( email )

426 Thompson Street
Institute for Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
United States
(734) 647-4619 (Phone)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics ( email )

1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
United States

John Van Hoewyk

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Toni C. Antonucci

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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