Victorians overwhelmingly support voluntary euthanasia, survey finds

Exclusive: Survey of 500 people finds 72% support rights of adults ‘to choose to end their lives if they are suffering from a terminal illness’

As the Victorian parliament ponders an historic vote to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill, a new survey shows the public overwhelmingly back the reform, with most Victorians saying they would be more likely to vote for a candidate if they supported voluntary euthanasia.

The survey of 500 Victorian adults, conducted in late July on behalf of assisted dying advocacy group Go Gentle Australia, also found that public approval for voluntary euthanasia laws was stronger than their support for other key social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

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