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Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

A case currently being heard before the High Court is asking whether Irish people have the constitutional right to an assisted suicide. What do you think?

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A NEW POLL published today has found significant support for assisted suicide among Irish people.

Just under 70 per cent of people support assisted suicide where someone is suffering from terminal illness, according to the Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll. Support was highest among people aged between 35 and 54, and among Labour, Green Party, Sinn Féin and Independent voters.

A case currently being heard by the High Court is asking whether a woman in the final stages of multiple sclerosis has the constitutional right to end her own life with assistance. Suicide is not illegal under Irish law but it is a punishable offence for someone to be an accomplice to another person’s suicide.

So today we’re asking: Do you support assisted suicide?


Poll Results:

Yes, in all circumstances where someone requests it (2391)
Yes, where someone is suffering from a terminal illness (1604)
No (539)
Don't know/not sure (278)




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