Appendix A:
Methodology

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Inc. designed and conducted three focus groups of life scientists. Two groups were conducted on February 7, 2007 in Bethesda, MD, and one group was conducted on February 26, 2007 in San Francisco, CA. Participants were recruited by the National Academy of Sciences. Each focus group had a mix of life scientists from different sectors: group 1 in Bethesda was a mixture of scientists from government and academia; group 2 in Bethesda was a mixture of scientists primarily from government and industry; group 3 in San Francisco was a mix of scientists primarily from government and academia. Groups were recruited to have a mix of gender and experience levels. Focus groups are qualitative research and, while indicative, the results are not generalizable.

Appendix B:
Author Biographies

Anna Greenberg


Greenberg has extensive experience polling for non-profits and charitable foundations focusing on religion, women’s health, rural issues and education


Prior to joining Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Greenberg taught at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In the spring of 2000, Greenberg received an invitation from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press where she worked as a visiting scholar. She serves on the advisory board of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College and is a research fellow at American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.


A frequently quoted source on the topic of American politics, Greenberg has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CNBC, NPR and the BBC. Her work has been published in a variety of publications, including Political Science Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education; Women and Politics, The American Prospect, The Nation, Blueprint, The Public Perspective and The Responsive Community


Greenberg earned a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Contributing Authors

Jennifer Berktold

Jessica Keating



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