I agree with random ran. As a statistician surely you know that throwing a question like this into a survey will not get to the analysis you want. If there's something you'd like to test please feel free to design an experiment but do not hijack this survey when so many people are clearly opposed to the question you are proposing.
On the contrary, omitting an independent variable is a serious statistical mistake in survey design. What is your experience with survey design that you claimed is "not insignificant"? Do you agree strongly enough to debate the question in public? Your position has absolutely no support in the peer reviewed secondary medical literature, or among Stanford medical students and faculty surveyed. Mine has abundant and unanimous support.
Exactly what do you think "my position" is, James? You've misinterpreted and/or misstated my positions before. Let's start with that.
As for my experience: prior to coming to work for Wikimedia Foundation, I worked for a boutique research firm that dealt with evaluation of federal and state granted organizations, including survey design, execution, and analysis.