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Does the respondent favor or oppose the ability of people to voluntarily die early (physician-assisted suicide)?

Below are 22 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified305.0
2) Sometimes justified31652.7
3) Never justified23939.8
8) Dont know152.5
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified11916.4
2) Sometimes justified18926.0
3) Never justified38352.8
8) Dont know354.8
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified81.2
2) Sometimes justified355.4
3) Never justified55284.9
8) Dont know487.4
9) Refused71.1
TOTAL650100.0


Q37D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q 37 How do you feel about the following... d. Physician-assisted suicide (Q37D)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong61136.2
2) Almost always wrong22713.4
3) Only wrong sometimes41224.4
4) Not wrong at all44026.0
TOTAL1690100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified7727.0
2) Sometimes justified2,47522.4
3) Never justified7,34666.6
8) Dont know3893.5
9) Refused460.4
TOTAL11028100.0


PHYSSUIC from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q34f. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Physician-assisted suicide (PHYSSUIC)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong63139.5
2) Almost always wrong24515.3
3) Only wrong sometimes34221.4
4) Not wrong at all38123.8
Missing49 
TOTAL1,599100.0


Q85C from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q85C [NEXT, IM GOING TO READ SOME BEHAVIORS. FOR EACH, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE, MORALLY WRONG, OR IS IT NOT A MORAL ISSUE?] Euthanasia - ending the life of the incurably sick (Q85C)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable1,3455.4
2) Morally wrong20,02780.0
3) Not a moral issue1,8287.3
4) Depends on the situation1,2074.8
8) Dont know5322.1
9) Refused940.4
TOTAL25,033100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified8211.7
2) Sometimes justified15321.9
3) Never justified45064.3
8) Dont know152.1
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified10918.2
2) Sometimes justified21035.0
3) Never justified25542.5
8) Dont know223.7
9) Refused40.7
TOTAL600100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified323.2
2) Sometimes justified14414.4
3) Never justified82082.0
8) Dont know40.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified637.9
2) Sometimes justified17722.1
3) Never justified51163.9
8) Dont know455.6
9) Refused40.5
TOTAL800100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified638.5
2) Sometimes justified34847.1
3) Never justified26736.1
8) Dont know527.0
9) Refused91.2
TOTAL739100.0


WRXSUI from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. P. Medically assisted suicide for someone with a terminal illness (WRXSUI)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated52231.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated23013.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally42625.4
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others16910.1
5) Right for all22013.1
6) Not a moral issue1106.6
TOTAL1677100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified828.2
2) Sometimes justified16716.6
3) Never justified73072.6
8) Dont know191.9
9) Refused70.7
TOTAL1,005100.0


EUTHANAS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: euthanasia ending the life of the incurably sick. (EUTHANAS)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified111.7
2) Sometimes justified477.2
3) Never justified58189.0
8) Dont know142.1
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL653100.0


NOBODY from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED AGREE TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying persons life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- No one should have a right to end a dying persons life. (NOBODY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree9931.0
2) Disagree19159.9
9) Dont know/not sure299.1
TOTAL319100.0


NEARKIN from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED AGREE TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying persons life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- The closest remaining relative of an unconscious and dying person should have the right to choose to end the dying persons life. (NEARKIN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree21968.9
2) Disagree7222.6
9) Dont know/not sure278.5
TOTAL318100.0


DADMOM from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED AGREE TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying persons life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- The parents of a dying child should have the right to choose to end the dying childs life. (DADMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24577.5
2) Disagree4614.6
9) Dont know/not sure257.9
TOTAL316100.0


ADULTKID from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED AGREE TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying persons life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- If the unconscious and dying person has no spouse, his or her adult children should have the right to end the dying persons life. (ADULTKID)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24677.4
2) Disagree5316.7
9) Dont know/not sure196.0
TOTAL318100.0


MATEONLY from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED AGREE TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying persons life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- If the dying person will never regain consciousness, a husband or wife should have a right to choose to end the dying persons life. (MATEONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree25679.3
2) Disagree4614.2
9) Dont know/not sure216.5
TOTAL323100.0


SELFONLY from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED AGREE TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying persons life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- Only the dying person should have the right to choose to die. (SELFONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree17253.3
2) Disagree12739.3
9) Dont know/not sure247.4
TOTAL323100.0


ENDBYDOC from Middletown Area Study, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED AGREE TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying persons life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- If the dying person has no close relatives or family, physicians should have the right to choose to end the dying persons life. (ENDBYDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree17956.1
2) Disagree10532.9
9) Dont know/not sure3511.0
TOTAL319100.0




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