Mini Poll: Genetically Modified Foods, Labels, and You


How well do you understand genetically modified food?

Completely:
 15%
Pretty well:
 43%
Well enough:
 24%
Not very well:
 16%
Not at all well:
 2%

Do you believe that genetically modified food is essentially the same as other food?

Yes:
 37%
No:
 63%

Which of the following statements comes closest to your view on the safety of genetically modified food?

Genetically modified food is not safe:
 26%
Unsure whether genetically modified food is safe:
 41%
Genetically modified food is safe:
 32%

Are you in favor of genetically modified food to help solve shortages?

Yes:
 54%
No:
 46%

Do you believe the federal government should require that genetically modified food be labeled as such?

Yes:
 77%
No:
 23%

Do you think voluntary labeling (by corporations or grocery chains) is sufficient to identify genetically modified food?

Yes:
 29%
No:
 71%

Do you believe that food that contains ingredients that have been genetically modified should note that on its label?

Yes:
 79%
No:
 21%

Would you be more likely to buy food labeled as free of genetically modified ingredients over the same food that didn’t have that label?

Yes:
 64%
No:
 36%

Do you believe Whole Foods Market is doing the right thing by voluntarily labeling of all its genetically modified food products?

Yes:
 86%
No:
 14%

Do you shop at Whole Foods Market?

Yes, regularly:
 17%
Yes, sometimes:
 51%
No:
 32%

Are you more likely or less likely to shop at Whole Foods Market because of its policy to label all genetically modified food products?

More likely:
 43%
Less likely:
 5%
Will make no difference:
 52%

Before you took this poll, did you know that some of the foods available in stores today have been genetically engineered?

Yes:
 94%
No:
 6%

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.