Draft of Marketing Survey for New Product

We are interested in your opinion on a prospective product, and are not trying to sell you anything

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*** THIS IS A DRAFT SURVEY AND IS NOT YET ENABLED ***

As you may know, the human genome is being researched by public and private research labs. Some of this research has linked specific genes or genetic markers to medical conditions, susceptibility to certain diseases, or human behaviors. Although having a particular gene or genetic marker does not guarantee that a person will get sick or behave a certain way, someone with that particular gene or genetic marker is statistically more likely to get a particular disease or behave a certain way compared to someone without that gene or genetic marker.

Some companies are offering tests or test kits that can determine whether an individual has a particular gene or genetic marker. We are interested in how you feel about such tests or kits and how likely you would be to purchase such a service or product.

You will see several scenarios with different types of test kits or services. Consider each scenario on its own merits, as if it was the only option available, rather than compare the different options.

The genetic marker being tested has been linked to aggressive traits in certain individuals. Individuals with this genetic marker have been observed statistically to posses the following likelihoods, compared to those without the genetic marker:

Note that the presence of this genetic marker does not mean the individual WILL commit violence, only that they are more likely to than individuals without that genetic marker.

As we mentioned before, someone with this genetic marker is roughly 5 times more likely to commit violence against a spouse or domestic partner. This does not mean that everyone with this genetic marker will be violent, only that they are more likely, on average, to commit domestic violence compared to someone who does not have this genetic marker.

As we mentioned before, the genetic marker being tested has been linked to aggressive traits in certain individuals. Individuals with this genetic marker have been observed statistically to posses the following likelihoods, compared to those without the genetic marker:

• over 7 times more likely to commit a violent crime;

• over 8 times more likely to be convicted of murder.

This does not mean that someone will the genetic marker WILL become violent, only that they are more likely to than someone without the genetic marker.

The genetic marker is the Y chromosome, which is present in males but not females.

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