(NEW YORK) — Doctor-assisted suicide remains a divisive issue in the U.S., according to Pew Research Center survey conducted last spring.
Of 2,000 adult respondents, 49 percent said they opposed physicians helping terminally ill patients to take their lives while 47 percent approved of the practice.
Sixty-one percent of white mainline Protestants support doctor-assisted suicide along with 55 percent of Catholics and 66 percent of adults with no religious affiliation.
Those opposed to doctor-assisted suicide by a two-to-one margin include white evangelical Protestants, black Protestants and Hispanic Catholics.
As for those who want to be kept alive under various circumstances:
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