Question

Number of Responsesa

32. Which one of the following best describes your current occupational status? Are you…

1,586

33. Which one of the following best describes your principal employer during the week of June 1, 2007?

1,443

34. Which scientific discipline of the following do you consider to be your primary area of work or study? (If currently unemployed or retired, please select the discipline that most closely matches your last occupation.)

1,586

a Unless otherwise noted, these numbers are the number of responses to each question out of the possible 1,954 respondents who answered at least part of the survey.

bThis number is the number of respondents who answered this question out of the 1,407 respondents who answered “yes” to question #3.

cThis number is the number of respondents who answered this question out of the 1,407 respondents who answered “yes” to question #3.

TABLE D-2 Percentage Likelihood of Dual Use Research Facilitating a Bioterror Attack, by Type of Research in Which Respondents Are Engaged

Type of Research

Percentage Likelihood of Dual Use Facilitating a Bioterror Attack

Mean (%)

SD (%)

N

Works with dual use

 

 

 

Yes

28

33

196

No

25

30

1,033

Total

 

 

1,229a

Works with seven types of experiments

 

 

 

Yes

31

33

74

No

25

30

1,155

 

 

 

1,229a

Works with select agents

 

 

 

Yes

30

34

416

No

27

30

1,051

Don’t Know

29

32

120

Total

 

 

1,587b

aThese two questions (works with dual use and percent likelihood and works with seven types of experiments and percent likelihood) could only be answered by the 1,407 people who were currently engaged in research. The 178 other respondents did not answer one or both of these questions.

bThe questions about working with select agents and percent likelihood were asked of all 1,954 respondents. The other 367 respondents failed to answer one or both of these questions.

SOURCE: NRC/AAAS Survey; data tabulations by staff.



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