A survey conducted in Canada on assisted suicide showed that 73% of those consulted were in favor of the practice in some circumstances. Meanwhile, a quarter of the country’s population believes that being homeless or living in poverty are valid criteria for accessing the process.
According to the Research Co-survey, those in favor of euthanasia believe that in order to go ahead with assisted suicide, certain conditions must be met, such as acceptance by state health services, at least 18 years of age. To be and be mentally capable, to be serious and serious. incurable medical condition, voluntarily and without coercion or influence request, and provide informed consent to receive treatment that results in their death.
One of the points raised in the survey is that 28% of those interviewed believe that living on the street is reason enough to request euthanasia and 27% include poverty.
With regard to the homeless, 11% of those consulted strongly agreed with allowing them to process and 17% expressed that they also agreed, albeit marginally. In contrast, 43% strongly disagreed. With respect to poverty, the figures are similar, at 11%, 16% and 44% respectively.
Suffering from a mental illness is another criterion that 43% of those consulted consider it appropriate to end their life, with 16% strongly agreeing and 27% moderately. Meanwhile, 51% support suicide in cases of impossibility to obtain medical treatment and 50% in cases of disability.