The perception of human cloning

A comparative study between difference faiths in Malaysia

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This paper reports a study on the perception of the Malaysian of different faiths on the issue of human cloning. Altogether 1920 respondents from all over the country participated in the study. Each respondent was given a booklet containing questionnaire about the cloning of human being. The question was provided with five choices of response in the form of Likert style scale, ranging from 1. Strongly disagree, 2. Disagree, 3. Not sure, 4. Agree, and 5. Strongly agree. The raw data obtained were analysed using the SPSS. The data were analysed to obtain the percentage, and mean and the different means were analyzed using t-test to know whether the difference of means were significant or not. The finding show that less than 58.2% of the respondents perceived that human cloning is against religion. The result of the study has also shown that 62.5% of the Muslim respondents, 41.3% of the Christian respondents, 57.25% of the Buddhists respondents and 40.4% of the Hindu respondents perceived that human cloning is against religion. The means responses of the respondents based on the religion also differ from each other and was tested with one-way ANOVA, the means differences are significant. Muslim respondents show stronger perception that human cloning is against religion followed by the other respondents of other faiths. Moreover, the mean difference is significant between the mean respondents and the mean responses of the respondents from other faiths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalReview of European Studies
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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