Question

Number of Responsesa

19. University and college students should receive educational lectures and materials on dual use life sciences research including the potential that knowledge, tools, and techniques from such research could pose a threat to national security.

1,637

20. Institutions should provide mandatory training for scientists regarding dual use life sciences research.

1,637

21. All grant proposals for life sciences research with dual use potential should be reviewed by a researcher’s institution prior to submission for funding.

1,633

22. Funding agencies should require grantees to attest on grant applications that they have considered dual use implications of their proposed research.

1,633

23. Funding agencies would be less likely to fund grant proposals if the proposed research has dual use potential.

1,633

24. What is the percent chance (ranging from 0 percent chance to 100 percent chance) that an act of bioterrorism will occur somewhere in the world in the next five years?

1,588

25. What is the percent chance (ranging from 0 percent chance to 100 percent chance) that an act of bioterrorism will occur in the United States in the next five years?

1,588

26. What is the percent chance (ranging from 0 percent chance to 100 percent chance) that knowledge, tools, or techniques from dual use life sciences research will facilitate an act of bioterrorism in the next five years?

1,588

27. To date, there have been few acts of bioterrorism. Which of the following help explain why? Terrorists lack the knowledge to work with or create dangerous biological agents.

1,588

Terrorists lack the equipment to work with or create dangerous biological agents.

1,588

Terrorists lack access to dangerous biological agents.

1,588

Terrorists are deterred by the threat of being caught and punished.

1,588

Terrorists prefer to use other means.

1,588

28. Do the following means of communication provide sufficient information for an individual with college level life science training to deliberately create a harmful biological agent?

 

Scientific journal articles

1,588

Presentations at scientific conferences or meetings

1,588

Personal communications (e.g., e-mail, phone calls)

1,588

Internet

1,588

29. On June 1, 2007, what was your citizenship status?

1,586

30. What is the highest educational degree you have been awarded?

1,586



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