Opinion on assisted suicide for terminal illnesses in Great Britain in 2019

Attitudes towards assisted suicide in cases of terminal illness and extreme pain in Great Britain in 2019, among the general population and healthcare professionals

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

October 2-3, 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* 1,642 GB adults and 1,027 healthcare professionals.

Respondents were asked: "In some cases, people suffering from terminal illnesses and extreme pain may wish to end their lives early of their own accord. Thinking about these cases, do you think assisting someone in their ending their life should be legal, or illegal in the UK?"

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