Support of legality for doctor aid in ending a terminally ill life by prescribing life-ending medication in the U.S. as of 2015*
View in U.S. 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 for those living in the United States. During this time, 52 percent of those surveyed in the country said it should be legal for a doctor to prescribe life-ending medication that the patient could take themselves.
Support of legality for doctor aid in ending a terminally ill life by prescribing life-ending medication in the U.S. as of 2015*
Percentage of respondents
Yes, it should be legal for a doctor to prescribe life-ending medication that the patient could take themselves52%
No, it should not be legal for a doctor to prescribe life-ending medication that the patient could take themselves32%
Don't know14%
Prefer not to say2%
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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

July 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 5-9, 2015

Number of respondents

2,175 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?"

View in U.S. 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 for those living in the United States. During this time, 52 percent of those surveyed in the country said it should be legal for a doctor to prescribe life-ending medication that the patient could take themselves.
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