Personal preferences for end-of-life decisions as seen by U.S. adults by case 2013

This statistic displays the personal preference of United States adults in end-of-life decision and based on different circumstances as of 2013. During this year, 52 percent of responding adults claim that if they had an incurable disease and were totally dependent on another for care, they would tell their doctors to stop treatment so they could die. In the last 15 years, the percentage of people saying that medical professionals should do everything possible to save a patients life has increased.

Personal preferences of U.S. adults on end-of-life treatment by circumstance in 2013

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Source

Release date

November 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 21 to April 8, 2013

Number of respondents

1,994 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Percentage of U.S. adults who say they would tell their doctors to... in each circumstance.
Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding.

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