LAS Pro Includes FBR’s Public Opinion Polls on Animal Research During COVID-19
The March/April LAS Pro publication includes a feature article about NABR sister organization Foundation for Biomedical Research’s polling called “Animal Research in a Time of COVID: Here’s What the Public Said.” FBR commissioned 3 polls in 2020 to find out if Americans became more supportive of animal research in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. FBR discovered that the support for animal research remains split as it had been for the past 10 years.
Therefore, the mission of FBR is more important than ever. These results show the urgent need to educate the public and decision-makers about the essential role animal models play in biomedical research. In addition, FBR commissioned another poll in 2021, which showed that only 18% of Americans believe medical research with animals is morally wrong compared to 44% of Americans in Gallup’s 2021 poll. FBR provided their respondents with more context about the role of animals in medical research, “such as the benefits of animal research for both humans and animals, whether there is no other effective way to do the research, and the fact that non-animal methods are not sophisticated enough to fully replace animal models,” FBR President Matthew R. Bailey said.
Previously, FBR’s Director of Communications Eva Maciejewski released a poster highlighting FBR’s public opinion polls on animal research in a time of COVID-19. The poster discussed in detail the FBR commissioned polls taken in 2020 and 2021 surrounding the topics of COVID-19 and animal research.
Read the takeaways from FBR’s findings here: https://www.nabr.org/view_file/3416/3518/9156/Public_Opinion_on_Animal_Research_in_a_Time_of_COVID-19_Poster_FINAL_BARCODE.pdf
See “Animal Research in a Time of COVID: Here’s What the Public Said” (page 24-25): https://issuu.com/aalasoffice/docs/mar_apr_laspro_2022?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com