Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 13-Nov-17
A special Roy Morgan Snap SMS Survey has found that 87% of Australians aged 18+ (up a significant 18% since May 1996) are in favour of "letting patients die when they are hopelessly ill and experiencing unrelievable suffering with no chance of recovery". In contrast, just 10% (down 7%) say doctors should "try to keep patients alive" and 3% (down 11%) are undecided. In 1946, when Roy Morgan first asked this question the Australian population was divided: 42% said "let the patient die", 41% said "try to keep the patient alive" and 17% were undecided. Since then support has increased fairly consistently. Analysis of supporters of various political parties shows that large majorities of supporters of all parties now support "letting the patient die", led by 91% of Greens voters, 88% of National voters, 87% of ALP voters and 86% of Liberal voters.
ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA