View in Canada of doctor assisted death by life-ending medication prescription 2015

This survey displays the perception of whether or not it should be legal to allow doctors to assist an adult patient, that is terminally ill, in ending their life through prescription of a life-ending medication, as of 2015, among Canadians. During this time, 56 percent of those surveyed in the country said it should be legal for a doctor to prescribe life-ending medication that the (adult) patient could take themselves.

Opinion on doctor aid in ending a terminally ill life by prescribing life-ending medication in Canada as of 2015

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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

July 2015

Region

Canada

Survey time period

June 8-11, 2015

Number of respondents

2,129 respondents

Age group

18-75 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Do you think it should be legal or not for a doctor to assist a patient aged 18 or over in ending their life, by prescribing life-ending medication that the patient could take themselves?"

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