Animal farming attitudes survey text and methodology (no spoilers)
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This survey was conducted with 1,094 US adults (complete responses, passed awareness check) collected through an online Ipsos panel and selected for demographic census-balancing. All census targets (e.g. % male, % age 18-34, % Northwest residence) were met with ~0.1% leeway. The introductory text for the survey (shown after visitors arrived on the page) was: "Thank you for participating in this survey. Your honest responses will help researchers better understand public perception of the current food system. Please note that you cannot go back in this survey, so please take your time before clicking on an answer." Unless otherwise noted, question choices were a Strongly agree -> Strongly disagree Likert scale with No opinion as the bottom option. The best way for you to make your predictions is probably with 80% credible intervals, i.e. ranges of percentages that we expect to be right 80% of the time, of how many respondents agreed with the statement out of people who did not say No opinion.
Example predictions
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0-20%
People should consume fewer animal-based foods (meat, dairy, and/or eggs) and more plant-based foods (fruits, grains, beans, and/or vegetables).
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20-50%
I am currently trying to consume fewer animal-based foods (meat, dairy, and/or eggs) and more plant-based foods (fruits, grains, beans, and/or vegetables).
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I have some discomfort with the way animals are used in the food industry.
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Farmed animals have roughly the same ability to feel pain and discomfort as humans.
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Whether to eat animals or be vegetarian is a personal choice, and nobody has the right to tell me which one they think I should do.
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The factory farming of animals is one of the most important social issues in the world today. /(A factory farm is a large industrialized farm, especially one on which a large number of livestock are raised indoors in conditions intended to maximize production at minimal cost.)/
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I support a ban on the factory farming of animals.
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I support a ban on slaughterhouses.
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I support a ban on animal farming.
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Suppose you were given $10 and allowed to donate any amount of it to an effective non-profit organization that works to help farmed animals, keeping the rest for yourself. How much of this $10 would you donate? [Answers were from $0 to $10 in $1 increments with a No opinion option at the bottom.]
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Suppose a public demonstration against the problems of factory farming occurred near where you live and your friend asked you to come demonstrate with her. If this demonstration fit into your schedule, how likely would you be to join and help demonstrate? [Answers went from Very likely to Very unlikely with the same No opinion option.]
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Please consider the following information before proceeding: In recent years, scientists and chefs have started using plants to create “animal-free” foods that are very similar to meat, dairy, and eggs in their taste, texture, and nutritional profile.

When these foods are the same price as animal-based foods, people should eat more of these foods and fewer animal-based foods.
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When these foods are the same price as animal-based foods, I would prefer to eat more of these foods and fewer animal-based foods.
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Please consider the following information before proceeding: Scientists and chefs are also using technology to grow real meat from animal cells without animal slaughter, by feeding those cells with plant-based nutrients so they grow and form muscle fibers, just like they would in an animal’s body.

When these foods are the same price as animal-based foods, people should eat more of these foods and fewer animal-based foods.
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When these foods are the same price as animal-based foods, I would prefer to eat more of these foods and fewer animal-based foods.
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Most farmed animals are treated well. For example, the animals are given enough space and kept in good health.
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The animal-based foods I purchase (meat, dairy, and/or eggs) usually come from animals that are treated humanely. For example, the animals are given enough space and kept in good health.
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