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73% of Minnesotans Support Medical Aid in Dying

Derek Humphry blogs about a new Greenberg Quinlan Rosner survey that finds broad and deep support for medical aid in dying in Minnesota.

In principle, Minnesotans believe that medical aid in dying should be a legal option for terminally ill individuals by a margin of 53 points, 73 percent – 20 percent, including 55 percent who strongly believe so.

The breadth of the support for this legislation is striking. There is bi-partisan support for this legislation and support across generations, geography and religious faiths.

Finally, the survey also found that 61 percent of voters would be more likely to support a candidate who supports legislation providing a legal option for medical aid in dying while just 21 percent would oppose a candidate who does. 

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