Biotech Updates

GM Food Acceptance Rises with Education Level and Income

April 20, 2016

YouGov and Huffington Post survey shows that GMO perception may be linked to educational attainment and family income.

A total of 1,000 American adults were interviewed about scientific issues on April 8-10, 2016. One of the questions asked was "Do you think it is generally safe or unsafe to eat genetically modified foods?" Results showed that almost half (49%) of the respondents with college degrees said they believe that GM foods are "generally safe", compared with the 36% who had completed some college and just 22 percent who completed high school or less.

Family income was also found to be a factor in GM food perception. Half (51%) of the respondents with an annual family income of $100,000 or more said that they believed GMOs are safe to eat, compared with 42% of those earning $50,000-$100,000, and 26% of those earning less than $50,000.

Read the results of the survey at YouGov's website.