Gallup: Euthanasia Now Accepted by 69% of Americans

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Lauretta Brown – June 24, 2016

(CNSNews.com) – A Gallup poll released today, June 24, found that the majority of Americans believe euthanasia should be legal, with 69 percent agreeing that when a person has an incurable disease and requests euthanasia “doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means.”

The first time Gallup found a majority in favor of euthanasia was 1973. The percentage in favor of euthanasia grew from 53 percent in 1973 to 65 percent in 1990.

“In the last 25 years, Americans have solidly been in favor of doctors having the ability to end patients’ lives, with between 64% and 75% favoring the practice,” Gallup wrote.

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