Victorians overwhelmingly support voluntary assisted dying

Victorians overwhelmingly support voluntary assisted dying

A survey of 500 Victorian adults, conducted in late July by research company Review Partners on behalf of Go Gentle Australia, found that 72% of Victorians supported the right of adults “to choose to end their lives if they are suffering from a terminal illness”. Only 13% were opposed, with 15% having a neutral view. The poll found majority support across all ages, genders and educational levels. It had strong approval whether people lived in cities or in the country. The poll found little risk of an electoral backlash for Victorian MPs who vote for assisted dying, with 56% of respondents saying they would be more likely to vote for a candidate if they supported the legislation.

Click for article in The Guardian 21 September 2017 ‘Victorians overwhelmingly support voluntary euthanasia, survey finds’