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Animal research support rises in US

A US public opinion survey has shown an upturn in the number of people who believe animal testing is acceptable. According to the Gallup poll which looked at a variety of issues, 56% of the U.S. public consider ‘medical testing on animals’ to be ‘morally acceptable’ as opposed to ‘morally wrong’. Last year’s polling figure of 51% was the lowest on record and the 2020 result is the highest since 2015 (also 56%). The poll was conducted in May, with a random sample of 1,028 U.S. adults.

AMP Executive Director Paula Clifford, said: "While this is certainly good news, we still have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring continued medical progress. There’s still a lot of work to do. But if we do it together, we can shift public opinion even further.” ​

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