Public interest in farm animal care changing

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A recent post by the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center at the University of Illinois shows an interesting trend in U.S. public attitudes to laws about the treatment of farm animals.

Using Gallup Poll survey data assembled from 2003 and 2008, the Center shows a marked decrease in "strong support" for strict laws. Keep in mind, though, the majority of people surveyed still have some support for such legislation.

Meanwhile, those opposed did record a slight uptick in 2008.

The question in these national surveys among U. S. adults invited opinions about “passing strict laws concerning the treatment of farm animals.”

Here are the findings from the two surveys:

 

May 2003 Survey

May 2008 Survey

Strongly support

35%

29%

Somewhat support

29%

33%

Somewhat oppose

20%

21%

Strongly oppose

13%

14%

Don't know

3%

3%

Citation: Gallup Poll: views about passing strict laws concerning the treatment of farm animals

 

 



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