Essential Report

Voluntary euthanasia

Jun 2, 2015

Q. Do you agree or disagree that Australians 60 years of age and older and of sound mind should be able to obtain a prescription for euthanasia drugs like Nembutal from their GP?

  Total   Men Women   Aged 18-34 Aged

35-54

Aged 55+
sample 1,016 500 516 310 361 345
Total agree 50% 51% 49% 48% 50% 53%
Total disagree 29% 29% 29% 31% 28% 27%
Strongly agree 24% 23% 25% 20% 26% 27%
Agree 26% 28% 24% 28% 24% 26%
Disagree 16% 16% 16% 17% 15% 15%
Strongly disagree 13% 13% 13% 14% 13% 12%
Don’t know 21% 20% 22% 21% 22% 19%

 

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