Friday, December 30, 2011

Canada: Should Assisted Suicide Poll Be Trusted?

Polls can always be shaped to suit the sponsor’s purposes. Without more info about the people polled (were they mostly pro-deathers, for instance) it’s hard to tell whether these results are accurate.
67% of Canadians support legalizing assisted suicide: poll
More than two-thirds of Canadians support making it legal for doctors to help the terminally ill kill themselves, a new poll suggests as the assisted-suicide issue once again provokes heated debate across the country.
Advocates on both sides of the question say the findings from a Forum Research survey are no surprise, but argue public opinion should not be the guiding force in deciding whether to change the current law, now under scrutiny in a closely watched B.C. court case. more

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