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Most Brazilians Reject Euthanasia
Czech Majority Agrees with
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"non-informed" opinions actually result in happening (to someone)? Maybe
supported death to one who does not want or deserve such a death?"
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CURRENT POLL QUESTION
current Poll question is about pain. Please note: word count on
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question has had to be cut short. Before voting, please read below, and
thank you for voting. Ed., CHN.
Pain of all types is undertreated
in our society. The pediatric and geriatric populations are especially at
risk for undertreatment. Physicians’ fears of using opioid therapy, and the
fears of other health professionals, contribute to this problem.
millions, pain is severe enough to be disabling. It's not just a
question of suffering: Serious pain can actually worsen recovery from
various ailments. Some physicians fear their patient will become addicted
and end up with more problems due to addiction of opioid treatment.
Unfortunately, there does exist a serious abuse problem. Some
physicians fear that if they deliver humane pain care, they'll face
prosecution by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or state
medical boards. In recent years, a number of respected doctors have been
investigated and even prosecuted after prescribing large amounts of opioids.
The result, according to experts, is an environment that scares doctors away
from practicing good medicine.
CHN wants to know if you suffer from chronic non-cancer pain, due to a serious medical condition; and if your
doctor has refused to treat your pain, based only
on the fear that you will become addicted to the opioids. Please feel free
to add your comment on the voting page.
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be posted here after the poll question has been changed.
►♦ Do you think Parliament and Senate of Canada should strike new committees to re-visit and study Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia?
Results: 56% said YES; 44% said NO.
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the new format but did not like the darker background. 11% were first
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did not like the format. Thank you for taking the time to vote on that
Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
April 14, 2007
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Many adults in Brazil are opposed to
euthanasia, according to a poll by Datafolha published in Folha de Sao
Paulo. 57 per cent of respondents are against allowing the intentional
death of another person in the event of an incurable disease.
Approximately 80 per cent of Brazilians are baptized Roman Catholics.
Last year, Brazil’s Federal Medicine Council authorized its affiliated
doctors to "suspend" the treatment of people who are kept alive by
The National Bishops’ Conference discussed the situation in an official
document, which read: "Certain medical interventions can be deemed
inadequate, due to the situation of the person who is sick, when death is
imminent or inevitable. (...) However, this is not tantamount to suicide or
The Netherlands and Belgium allow for some form of euthanasia. In the
United States, the state of Oregon legalized assisted suicide in 1994.
Do you think euthanasia, that is, the intentional death of another person
in the event of an incurable disease, should be allowed?
Datafolha / Folha de Sao Paulo
Methodology: Interviews with 5,700 Brazilian adults, conducted on Mar. 19
and Mar. 20, 2007. Margin of error is 2 per cent.
June 12, 2007
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Most people in the Czech Republic believe
doctor-assisted suicide should be allowed in the European country, according to
a poll by CVVM. 58 per cent of respondents support the practice of euthanasia,
while 28 per cent oppose it.
In the Czech Republic, assisting a person to commit suicide is equivalent to
murder. A proposal that would define specific penalties for killing another
person upon his or her own request has not been ratified by the Parliament.
In February, Czech lawmakers voted down a motion to include an article in the
new draft penal code which would have allowed euthanasia under certain
circumstances. Czech justice minister Jiri Pospisil of the governing Civic
Democratic Party (ODS) had proposed to include euthanasia in the penal code as a
specific crime punishable by up to six years in prison, but the idea was dropped
in the final draft. ODS lawmaker Boris Stastny is currently preparing a bill for
the legalization of doctor-assisted suicide in some cases.
The Netherlands and Belgium allow for some form of euthanasia. In the United
States, the state of Oregon legalized assisted suicide in 1994.
Do you support or oppose euthanasia?
Methodology: Interviews with 1,132 Czech adults, conducted from May 5 to May 14,
2007. No margin of error was provide
Czech Majority Agrees with Euthanasia
Zogby Poll Released: April 06, 2005
80%: Non-Terminal Patients Should Not be Denied
Food, Water; Three-to-One: Feeding Tube Should Stay in Place When Wishes
Unknown; Americans Divided on Intervention by Elected
Officials, Christian Defense Coalition / Zogby Poll of Likely Voters
A poll completed after the controversial death of Terri Schiavo finds that
eight-in-ten (80%) likely voters say that a disabled person who is not
terminally ill or in a coma, and not being kept alive by life support should
not, in the absence of a written directive to the contrary, be denied food and
water. By a three-to-one (44% to 14%) margin, likely voters say that, when
there is conflicting evidence on the wishes of a patient, elected officials
should order that a feeding tube remain in place. The survey, conducted by
Zogby International on behalf of the Christian Defense Coalition, was
conducted March 30 to April 2, 2005 and has a margin of error of +/-3.2
The same poll also finds a majority (56%) agree that Schiavo’s husband Michael
should have turned guardianship for the severely-disabled woman over to her
parents based on his decision to have a long-term serious relationship with
another woman. By a two-to-one (44% to 24%) margin, with one-in-three (32%)
undecided, the survey finds that an incapacitated person should be presumed to
want to live in the absence of written instructions such as a “living will.”
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