Below are past online polls* relating to issues raised by the attacks on the U.S.

July 29, 2002
Should scientific journals alter their policies to allow authors to withhold information that might aid bioterrorists, even if that prevents other scientists from reproducing the findings?
RESULTS:
36%Yes
64%No
TOTAL:4504votes


December 10, 2001
Mass inoculation for smallpox presents:
RESULTS:
66%an unnecessary risk at this time
34%valuable protection against terrorists
TOTAL:2628votes


November 12, 2001
Is a national missile defense system necessary?
RESULTS:
53%Yes
47%No
TOTAL:7427votes


October 22, 2001
Last week, Canada overrode the patent for Cipro. The move was:
RESULTS:
38%needed to guarantee supply
62%unnecessary
TOTAL:3960votes


*The Quick Poll is not scientifically valid. It reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate.

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