Legalization of euthanasia on the patient's request 2013

This statistic shows the results of a 2013 survey among adult Americans on euthanasia. The survey asked if, when a person has a disease that cannot be cured, doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient's life painlessly if the patient and their family request it. 70 percent of respondents affirmed that doctors should be legally allowed to end someone's life painlessly on their own request.

When someone has an incurable disease, should doctors be allowed by law to end the patient's life painlessly if the patient and their family request it?

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Source

Release date

May 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 2-7, 2013

Number of respondents

719 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source worded the question as follows: "When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means if the patient and his or her family request it?"

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