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Euthanasia Statistics

Euthanasia Statistics Data
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
Number of people killed every day by assisted suicide in Belgium 5
Reported number of people euthanized each year at the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient 130,000
Total number of largest group (Right-to-Die) that have paid supporters (Japanese) of rights to assisted suicide 100,000
Euthanasia Opinion Poll Percent
Poll of 1,001 Americans asked " Generally speaking, do you support or oppose legalizing euthanasia in the U.S.?"
Percent of people who support Euthanasia 42 %
Percent of people who opposed Euthanasia 37 %
Percent of people who were unsure about Euthanasia 22 %
Percent who answered "Strongly Support" Euthanasia 28 %
Percent who answered "Moderately Support" Euthanasia 28 %
Percent who answered "Moderately Oppose" Euthanasia 14 %
Percent who answer "Strongly Oppose" Euthanasia 23 %
Percent of Democrats who support Euthanasia 47 %
Percent of Republicans who support Euthanasia 49 %

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? Assisted suicide is suicide committed with the aid of another person, sometimes a physician.

Statistic Verification
Source: Gallup Poll, Sudpresse Belgium, National Health Serivces
Research Date: October 22nd, 2015

Questions: Statistics on euthanasia ? how many people support euthanasia?, is euthanasia legal?, what demographics are for euthanasia?, what demographics oppose euthanasia?, how long was Dr. Jack Kevorkian sentenced for assisted suicide?, how many people die in pain? euthanasia support for terminal illness ?