Associated Cryonicists Consumer Survey

 

Response Codes

 

 

 

Editing Notes

 

Certain characters and words have either been removed or altered from the raw data file. Situations were found where two, three, or four entries were found to be exact duplicates. The odds of 54 questions being answered exactly the same are so remote that only one entry was allowed to remain in the edited database.

 

1. "$" was removed

2. the word "none" was changed to "0" when a numeric figure was desired.

3. Question 17 values were transformed into hourly units.

4. Tue Sep 1 21:15:11 repeated entry 4 times. Deleted first three.

5. Tue Sep 1 9:09:52 responses were clearly invalid. Deleted.

6. Tue Sep 1 7:44:35 answered Q7 with 30K/yr. Assumed 30 years and entered 900000

7. Tue Sep 1 2:01:13 answered Q7 with 500K/yr. Assumed 30 years and entered 15000000

8. Tue Sep 1 0:46:22 answered Q7 with 1 and answered the rest of the questions "unsure". Deleted.

9. Tue Sep 1 11:07:04 and Tue Sep 1 11:07:23 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first.

10. Tue Sep 1 16:02:14 and Tue Sep 1 16:05:53 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first.

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17. Wed Sep 23 8:27:53 and Wed Sep 23 8:32:49 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first.

18. Tue Sep 1 4:42:04, Fri Sep 4 3:45:09, Sun Sep 6 6:06:30, and Thu Sep 10 3:31:28 were exact duplicates. The first three were deleted.

19. Wed Sep 23 7:06:43 and Mon Sep 28 21:44:53 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first.

20. Wed Sep 23 5:06:46, Wed Sep 23 5:48:42, and Wed Sep 23 5:48:42 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first two.

21. Wed Sep 23 17:37:59 and Wed Sep 23 17:49:04 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

22. Tue Sep 1 16:05:53 and Wed Sep 9 13:47:48 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

23. Thu Sep 3 21:59:31, Tue Sep 15 10:03:47, and Wed Sep 16 10:14:08 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first two.

24. Tue Sep 1 15:28:21 and Sat Sep 12 21:32:41 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

25. Tue Sep 1 12:44:00 and Mon Sep 7 20:44:41 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

26. Tue Sep 1 6:30:55 and Sun Sep 6 11:43:19 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

27. Thu Sep 24 21:19:54 and Thu Sep 24 21:32:06 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

28. Mon Sep 7 7:21:13 and Wed Sep 16 2:03:23 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

29. Tue Sep 8 17:11:10 and Tue Sep 15 20:25:43 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

30. Tue Sep 1 5:57:16 and Tue Sep 1 21:39:43 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

31. Wed Sep 2 0:06:13 and Wed Sep 2 5:41:44 were exact duplicates. Deleted the first one.

 

Demographics

 

  1. Gender

 

"1" = Male

"2" = Female

 

2. Occupation

 

"1" = Agricultural Field

"2" = Engineering

"3" = Computer Field

"4" = Health Care

"5" = Legal Field

"6" = Research Scientist

"7" = Sales

"8" = Service Industry

"9" = Social Services

"10" = Teacher/Instructor

"11" = Other
  1. Age
  2.  

    "1" = Lt 24

    "2" = 25-34

    "3" = 35-44

    "4" = 45-54

    "5" = 55-64

    "6" = gt 64
  3. Income
  4.  

    "1" = lt 25K

    "2" = 25-49K

    "3" = 50-74K

    "4" = 75-99K

    "5" = gt 100K
  5. Education
  6.  

    "1" = Elementary

    "2" = High School

    "3" = Associate's Degree

    "4" = Bachelor's Degree

    "5" = Master's Degree

    "6" = Doctoral Degree

    "7" = Medical Doctor

    "8" = Jurisprudence

    "9" = Other
    
  7. Ethnicity
  8.  

    "1" = African American

    "2" = Asian American

    "3" = Caucasian

    "4" = Hispanic

    "5" = Native American
    "6" = Other
    
    
  9. Marital Status
  10.  

    "1" = Married

    "2" = Single
    
    
  11. # Children
  12.  

    "0" = 0

    "1" = 1

    "2" = 2

    "3" = 3

    "4" = 4

    "5" = 5

    "6" = 6
    
    
  13. Religion

 

"1" = Agnostic

"2" = Atheist

"3" = Buddhist

"4" = Christian

"5" = Hindu

"6" = Jewish

"7" = Moslem

"8" = Taoist

"9" = Other

Familiarity

Q1. Cryonics is:

"1" = A manufacturing process involving plastics.

"2" = A sub-specialty in the field of Geology.

"3" = The science of freezing and eventually reviving the recently deceased.

"4" = The study of organisms living in very cold environments.

"5" = The science of crying.
"6" = OK, I have no idea.

Q2. How familiar would you say you are with Cryonics compared to the average person?

 

"1" = Much less than the average person.

"2" = About as much as the average person.

"3" = Somewhat more than the average person.
"4" = Quite a bit more than the average person.

Q3. The number of humans that have been successfully revived from cryonic suspension;

 

Q4. The damage caused to the body due to the freezing process may be considered (by present criteria) to be;

 

"1" = Heavy

"2" = Moderate

"3" = Mild

"4" = Insignificant

 

Q5. What is your estimate of the number of people that have already been cryonically suspended?

 

Q6. What is your estimate of the number of people that have made arrangements to be cryonically suspended upon their death?

 

Q7. How much do you believe it costs to have your body cryonically preserved?


Q8. How do most people pay for cryonic suspension?

"1" = Cash

"2" = Finance plans offered through cryonics organizations

"3" = Insurance policies

"4" = Wills and trusts

 

Q9. How long ago was the first person suspended?

"1" = 1967

"2" = 1978

"3" = 1990

"4" = People haven't actually been frozen yet.

 

Q10. How many companies are offering this service in America?

"1" = one

"2" = five

"3" = ten

"4" = twenty

 

Q11. Walt Disney is frozen.

"1" = True

"2" = False

 

Q12. People that are cryonically frozen are dead.

"1" = True

"2" = False

 

Q13. What makes cryonicists think they'll be able to reanimate suspendees in the future?

 

"1" = Cryonics has already been shown to work on several small mammals.

"2" = The technology needed to do so is already well developed.

"3" = Medical science/biotechnology should eventually develop a reanimation protocol.

"4" = They're wild-eyed idealists wishing on a star.

 

Q14. When do cryonicists believe they will be able to revive a frozen body?

"1" = within the next 20 years.

"2" = within the next 50 years.

"3" = within the next 100 years.

"4" = No one knows.

 

Q15. People will be revived at the point in the future when

"1" = a cure for their disease can be found.

"2" = aging can be halted or reversed.

"3" = the technology is sufficiently advanced.

"4" = probably all of the above.

 

Q16. Research in cryonics is

"1" = conducted widely in hospital and academic settings.

"2" = being studied in a few university departments.

"3" = primarily conducted by a few cryonics-related firms and organizations.

"4" = not being done at this time

Q17. How soon after clinical death must a person be cryo-preserved in order to avoid irreversible damage?

*note The following edits were made to the raw data file to arrive at some uniformity in the responses. All responses are transformed into hourly units.

"A few hours", "hours", = 3

"asap", "immediately", "within minutes", "minutes", "right away", "few minutes", "right after", "at once" = .1

"very soon" = .33

"minutes/hours" = 1

"before death" = .0001

The remaining items use the following response codes:

 

"1" = Strongly Agree

"2" = Agree

"3" = Not Sure

"4" = Disagree

"5" = Strongly Disagree

 

ATTITUDES - Positive Statements

Q18. I love being alive and I want to remain alive and healthy for as long as I can.

Q19. Being frozen is no guarantee that I will be revived someday, but I know my chances are zero if I am buried or cremated.

Q20. I could accomplish much more with my life if it were significantly extended.

Q21. I'm very optimistic about humankind's future and want to be there to see and participate in the amazing advances that will be made.

Q22. I look forward to a time when we won't have to suffer the loss of our friends and family because of aging and disease.

Q23. I'm excited about the prospect of waking up in a body made young again through bio-technological advances.

ATTITUDES - Negative Statements

 

Q24. Cryonics doesn't interest me because I just don't think it will work.

Q25. The cost of having my body frozen is far too expensive for me.

Q26. Dealing with wills, insurance policies, and other legal matters is too much trouble to make Cryonics worthwhile.

Q27. Extending one's life span through Cryonics is unnatural, selfish, and immoral.

Q28. Cryonics is a bad idea because it would lead to an overpopulation problem.

Q29. I don't think about Cryonics because I don't like thinking about death.

Q30. Cryonically preserving me would be too hard/weird for my family/friends to handle.

Q31. I'm too young and healthy to even care about it at this point.

Q32. I would not want to wake up in a future time without my family or friends around.

Q33. I don't think that people in the future will have any interest in reviving frozen bodies.

I would feel more favorably toward the idea of cryonics if . .

Q34. thousands of other people were signing up.

Q35. millions of other people were signing up.

Q36. my physician approved of and recommended the idea.

Q37. celebrities I admired were signing up.

Q38. someone in my family were signing up.

Q39. a mouse were completely revived after cryonic storage.

Q40. a dog were completely revived after cryonic storage.

Q41. a human were revived.

Q42. if it were cheaper.

Q43. under no circumstances. 

And the final question is . . .

Q44. I believe that Cryonics is an exciting idea and intend on looking into it further.