Support for legalising euthanasia dips, but majority still in favour – poll

By February 16, 2020 Recent News

TVNZ One News 14 February 2020
Family First Comment: It will continue to drop as we highlight the deep flaws in the proposed bill.
Even for people who support some sort of euthanasia, they certainly shouldn’t support the bill just approved by the MPs.

Support for legalising euthanasia has dropped, according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll – despite still holding a favourable majority.

It comes as the question for legalising euthanasia, or sticking with the status quo, is set to go to the public on September 19.

Those polled were asked, ‘Do you think you will vote for euthanasia to be legalised, or for euthanasia to remain illegal?’

Legalise euthanasia – 65%
Remain illegal – 25%
Will not vote – 1%
Don’t know / Refused – 9% 

The groups of people who were more like likely than average to intend to vote in favour of the legalisation of euthanasia were Green Party supporters, men aged 55 and over, people with an annual household income of more than $150,000 and New Zealand Europeans.

Those who were more likely than average to intend to vote against legalisation were Asian New Zealanders, Pacific peoples and women aged 55 and over.

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