Community attitudes 2021 report
The overall finding of the 2021 survey is that while there have not been massive shifts since 2019, and despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic experience, there is stronger support for genetic modification generally at 39% of high support in 2021, up from 33% in 2019.
In broad terms, the Australian community attitudes and beliefs about genetic modification have changed little since the last survey in 2019. Similarly, understanding of genetic modification is unchanged. Since 2019, however, more people now say that genetically modified organisms will improve our way of life (up 9% since 2019), while support for genetic modification in general is up (by 6%), including for: medical uses (up 8%), animal cloning (up 5%), using genetic modification to assist growing food (up 9%), and its use in modification of plant genes (up 8%).