Significant advances in biomedical research have generated a lively public discussion on the morality of embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning. The Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project studies and analyzes how these developments sometimes conflict with Americans’ religious viewpoints.

The Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project offers a variety of resources that probe the relationship between religion, science and public policy on bioethics, including reports, polling data, transcripts of its events and the latest news compiled from media nationwide.

Recent topics explored include the religious dynamic in stem-cell politics, basic questions raised in bioethics, the ethics of genetic engineering, and the search for a middle ground on the abortion issue. The Pew Forum's work  in this area helps to deliver timely, impartial information to national, state and local opinion leaders, including government officials and journalists.

The Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project does not take positions in policy debates. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a Pew subsidiary and nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, D.C., that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

For more information about the public’s views on bioethics, visit the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project.


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