May 17, 2005
A recently released Gallup poll found that 75% of Americans polled supported euthanasia. The survey also seemed to indicate that a small but signifant portion of Americans either don't know what euthanasia is or are easily manipulated by emotional wording (either explanation works out in the cons' favor). When asked whether they supported doctor-assisted suicide, only 58% of the same group of Americans said yes. Other intesting findings include that 61% of Evangelical Christians support "euthanasia" and 32% support "doctor assisted suicide," a difference of 29%. The average difference was 17%, supporting my belief that the Evangelical Christians are a bunch of Bible-thumping morons. When asked if they would want their life support removed when "in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of significant recovery," the answer was a resounding yes across all groups of people, even Evangelical Christians (70%). Looks like House and Senate Republicans need to pay more attention to their constituents next time they ponder superceding their constitutionally mandated powers.
Posted by Adam Geiger at 7:43 PM