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CHN   CHN POLL 2007  most recent question june 2007


CHN   POLLS & ARCHIVES  results of various polls - global

       ►♦   Most Brazilians Reject Euthanasia

       ►♦   Czech Majority Agrees with Euthanasia



    ►♦  The Polls & What People "Really" Think  "...when we check that box to say the wife has the "right" to remove "life support" -- just exactly what are we supporting? What will it be said we are supporting? What will our "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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CHN   CURRENT POLL QUESTION   CHN's current Poll question is about pain.  Please note: word count on is limited to only twenty-two or twenty three words, thus the 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. For 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.


Are you someone suffering from debilitating chronic pain, who has been denied pain medications, only because the physician feared you would become addicted?
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CHN CHN POLL RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS CHN POLLS  Results will 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.

►♦  CHN has a new look, please tell us what you of the format.  Results - 44% like the new format; 33% like the new format but did not like the darker background.  11% were first time visitors who liked it and another 11% had not visited CHN before but did not like the format.  Thank you for taking the time to vote on that question.


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 artificial means.

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 euthanasia."

The Netherlands and Belgium allow for some form of euthanasia. In the United States, the state of Oregon legalized assisted suicide in 1994.

Polling Data

Do you think euthanasia, that is, the intentional death of another person in the event of an incurable disease, should be allowed?


Yes 36%
No 57%
Not sure 7%

Source: 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.

Polling Data

Do you support or oppose euthanasia?





Not sure


Source: CVVM
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 Reveals

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 percentage points.   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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