The December 2018 AP-NORC Poll asked 1,067 adults about their attitudes toward the technology that could be used to edit the genes of human embryos
It was carried out a couple of weeks after China’s CRISPRgate.
Results are basically the same as for the July 2018 poll by PEW, in which 72% consider gene editing for treating a serious condition at birth appropriate but only 19% support it for intelligence augmentation.
Other polls I’m aware of:
- Chinese poll in 2018 (covered here)
- U.S. attitudes on human genome editing (2017)
- PEW: U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities (2016)
It is useful to keep track of these polls because they’re going to play some role in whether the Age of Malthusian Industrialism happens or not.
Americans seem to be against it.
As are the Chinese. (Or perhaps said poll was fake, but that just means the CPC is against it, so it translates to the same thing anyway).
It would be interesting to see what Europeans and Russians think.