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New poll shows most Americans oppose cloning

.- More than three-quarters of Americans, 77 percent, oppose cloning of human embryos for medical research, and 84 percent oppose cloning to provide children to infertile couples. This is among the findings of a new poll, commissioned by the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Only 15 percent of respondents said they support cloning for medical purposes and only 10 percent support it to produce children for couples.

The poll, which included a sample of more than 1,000 people, was conducted by International Communications Research, May 6-11. 

The United Nations in March approved a declaration urging nations to ban all forms of human cloning. A complete ban has been approved twice by the U.S. House of Representatives, and endorsed by President George W. Bush, but the Senate has taken no action. The new poll shows widespread support for such a ban.

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