Americans' moral stance towards suicide from 2001 to 2018

This statistic shows the moral stance of Americans regarding suicide from 2001 to 2018. In 2018, around 20 percent of respondents stated that they think suicide is morally acceptable, while 2 percent said it depends on the situation.

Do you consider suicide morally acceptable or morally wrong?

Morally acceptableMorally wrongNot a moral issue
200113%78%6%
200212%83%3%
200314%81%2%
200415%79%3%
200513%82%3%
200615%78%3%
200716%78%3%
200815%78%3%
200915%80%2%
201015%77%3%
201115%80%2%
201214%80%3%
201316%77%3%
201419%74%3%
201519%73%3%
201618%73%5%
201718%76%2%
201820%75%2%
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 2001 to 2018

Number of respondents

around 1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Percentages may not add to 100 due to those answering "not a moral issue" or "no opinion".

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