May 25, 2020

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Poll #7 on STAP cells shows little change with few believers in Japan

Since the STAP Nature papers were published, I’ve been doing a non-scientific Internet poll on the general level of “belief” in STAP.

Poll #7 has now closed with 930 votes and a fairly steady level of skepticism for the last month or so.

STAP cell poll 7

Poll#7 results from amongst Japanese respondents (7J) shows almost nobody in Japan has any positive feelings about STAP anymore. Note that at the beginning of polling, Japanese respondents were disproportionately more positive about STAP.

Poll #8 will start soon. It’ll be interesting to see if Obokata’s press conference changed anything.