POLL: Most Support Doctor-Assisted Suicide: Do You?

A recent poll by Public Policy Polling shows that 43 percent of Massachusetts residents are in favor of physician-assisted suicide, while 37 percent said they are opposed to it.

A recent poll by Public Policy Polling shows more Massachusetts residents are in favor of assisted suicide than not.

Out of the 936 people polled between March 16 and March 18, 43 percent said they would be in favor of legalizing assisted suicide, while 37 percent said they are against it and 20 percent are unsure. Currently, physician-assisted suicide is legalized in only three states—Oregon, Montana and Washington, according to Boston Magazine.

Amongst older residents, however, the number of those that oppose assisted suicide rises. Forty-four percent of those polled over the age of 65 said they are against it. Those between 46 and 65, however, had the highest number in favor of the idea at 49 percent.

In today's poll question, we're asking: Do you support the legalization of physician-assisted suicide?

Let us know what you think by voting in our poll and sharing your thoughts in the comments section.

Kris Perry Long April 03, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I think its easy to we are in favor of assisted sucide but unless we have been there, how can you truly say?
Margaret April 03, 2012 at 07:56 PM
The proposed assisted suicide law is a recipe for elder abuse; has other problems. See http://www.massagainstassistedsuicide.org/
pitc adams April 04, 2012 at 03:51 AM
The poll is indeed very not scientific, for it asks should a doctor end suffering of a patient, but it does not mention WITH DEATH. The answer is OF COURSE, even though I am against euthanaesia. In addition, if gov't wants to implement euthanaesia then it should hire an executioner, not a doctor.


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