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Americans Still Support Voluntary Euthanasia

California has adopted a law that allows doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs if they determine a patient has six months or less to live, and Americans continue to favor such voluntary euthanasia laws. Many would even consider it for themselves or a loved one.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults favor a law allowing voluntary euthanasia in the state where they live. Thirty-two percent (32%) are opposed to such a law, but 16% remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 2-3, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 2-3, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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