Czech public opinion on CRISPR/Cas9 technology – Food 2021


The majority (84%) of the Czech Republic has never heard of the CRISPR/Cas9 method.

 A more than one-half majority (60%) of the Czech public agrees with the possibility of using the CRISPR/Cas9 method for medical purposes. The Czech public least agrees with the possibility oof using this method to improve the performance of athletes (66% do not agree with this idea).

On the matter of treating hereditary diseases, most respondents (37%) agreed with using the CRISPR/Cas9 method only in medically justified cases and on the condition that none of the patient’s altered genetic information be passed on to any offspring.