Do you consider suicide morally acceptable or morally wrong?

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.
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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%
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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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.
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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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