Euthanasia Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Gallup Poll, Angelfire, Nightingale Alliance
Research Date: March 18th, 2015

Euthanasia conducted with the consent of the patient is termed voluntary euthanasia. Active voluntary euthanasia is legal in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Passive voluntary euthanasia is legal throughout the U.S. per Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health. When the patient brings about his or her own death with the assistance of a physician, the term assisted suicide is often used instead. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland and the U.S. states of Oregon, Washington and Montana. Questions: How many elderly are euthanized each year? What percent of people support euthanasia?

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Euthanasia Statistics
Total percentage of medical practitioners that support Euthanasia 54%
Percent of public who support euthanasia for the terminally ill / on life support 86%
Average percent of terminally ill patients who die in pain 55%
Total number of years Dr. Jack Kevorkian served in prison for Physician Assisted Suicide 8 years
Total number of places that openly and legally authorize active assistance in dying (Oregon, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands) 4
Total number of largest group (Right-to-Die) that have paid supporters (Japanese) of rights to assisted suicide 100,000
February 4-5 poll of 1,001 Americans asked " Generally speaking, do you support or oppose legalizing euthanasia in the U.S.?"
Total number who supported Euthanasia 42%
Total number who opposed Euthanasia 37%
Total number who were unsure about Euthanasia 22%
Total number who answered "Strongly Support" Euthanasia 28%
Total number who answered "Moderately Support" Euthanasia 28%
Total percent who answered "Moderately Oppose" Euthanasia 14%
Total percent who answer "Strongly Oppose" Euthanasia 23%
Total percentage of Democrats who support Euthanasia 47%
Total percentage of Republicans who oppose Euthanasia 51%
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