Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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Q29C

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

FORM 1 & 2: Do you think a person has a moral right to end his or her own life under any of the following circumstances? First when this person is an extremely heavy burden on his or her family?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 31.7% 31.7%
No 63.8% 95.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 99.9%
Total N = 1994

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
Yes 26.5% 27.2% 37.1% 36.5% 39.7% 31.5%
No 71.0% 68.6% 56.7% 60.5% 53.4% 64.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 4.2% 6.2% 3.0% 6.8% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1964


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 36.1% 28.3% 29.6% 35.0% 31.7%
No 61.9% 65.7% 66.3% 59.5% 63.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 6.1% 4.1% 5.5% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) or high school incomplete High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes community college) or two year associate degree from a college or university Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree or Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree TOTAL
Yes 23.3% 32.4% 33.8% 33.7% 28.5% 31.8%
No 68.9% 63.4% 61.8% 63.1% 67.9% 63.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.8% 4.2% 4.4% 3.2% 3.6% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1982


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 29.5% 32.0% 33.0% 34.8% 38.3% 33.9% 31.7%
No 65.6% 64.7% 60.3% 63.0% 58.3% 63.4% 64.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 3.3% 6.7% 2.2% 3.3% 2.7% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 34.3% 29.4% 31.7%
No 62.5% 65.1% 63.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.3% 5.5% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
Yes 34.7% 25.7% 23.9% 32.2% 31.9%
No 60.3% 72.2% 72.5% 62.9% 63.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.0% 2.2% 3.5% 4.9% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962



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