Table 1 Comparison of general attitude towards GM food from 2002 to 2016

From: Public perception of genetically-modified (GM) food: A Nationwide Chinese Consumer Study

Survey time First author Questionnaire (number of respondents) Sampling location Attitude classificationa
Support (%) Oppose (%) Neutral (%) Support/oppose
2002 Huang Jikun 1005 Five provinces 57.0 11.0 24.0 5.18
2006 Liu Zhiqiang 305 Jinan City 20.2 13.5 66.2 1.50
2009 Zhou Meihua 300 Changsha City 42.0 24.3 33.7 1.73
2010 Fan Liyan 925 Shijiazhuang City 19.9 12.3 67.8 1.62
2010 Shen Juan 493 Nanjing City 19.7 20.5 44.2 0.96
2010 Li Pingxiu 200 Guangzhou City 34.4 13.6 52.0 2.52
2011 Feng Liangxuan 1170 Six cities 55.5 35.3 19.1 1.57
2011 Wu Weicheng 1000 Chengdu City 34.0 24.3 41.7 1.40
2011 Xue Xipeng 170 Hangzhou City 34.7 29.9 35.4 1.16
2012 Ruan Jinli 200 Shenzhen City 32.0 37.2 30.8 0.86
2012 Zheng Kaiyun 291 Chengdu City 23.0 29.2 47.8 0.79
2013 Zhang Yijing 952 15 provinces 26.2 27.1 37.9 0.97
2014 Li Qianru 361 Anhui province 10.2 50.1 39.6 0.20
2014 Zhang Xinmi 200 Chengdu City 37.0 51.0 12.0 0.73
2015 Guo Lang 187 Zhuzhou City 24.6 66.8 8.6 0.37
2016 Meng Lingxian 934 Shanxi Province 19.3 30.5 50.2 0.63
2016 Kai Cui 2063 Nationwide China 11.9 41.4 46.7 0.29
  1. aStatistical analyses of the data were performed using the software program package‚ÄĒStatistical Product and Service Solutions