Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some Counter To The Canadian Pro-Deather Spin

Well, as readers of this blog know, I don’t put too much faith in polls on the pro-death issue. However, this report provides a counterbalance to the pro-deathers who insist that the polls show strongly in their favor.
Poll shows public opinion shifting against legalizing euthanasia
For many years the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has been analyzing Canadian survey results related to euthanasia and assisted suicide. The first major survey that the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition commissioned was part of an Environics Group – National Omnibus survey in April 2001.
The recent Environics Group survey, sponsored by Life Canada, shows that the EPC strategy not only convinced MPs to vote against legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, but has also helped to shift public opinion against the legalization of euthanasia in Canada. (Bill C-384, which would have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide was defeated by 228 to 59 on April 21). The survey on euthanasia was based on 2025 Canadians questioned between Sept. 15 – 22. more

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