Acceptance of conditional suicide and euthanasia among adult Americans. Academic Article uri icon


  • Analysis of the attitudes of a 1977 cross-sectional sample of 1,530 American adults concerning euthanasia and suicide indicates that sex, age, and education are significant variables. Males, those who are younger and those who are better educated, are more likely to approve of euthanasia and suicide when a person has an incurable disease. Religious affiliation was not an important variable, although those who were frequent church-service attenders or who were high on religiosity were highly likely to reject euthanasia and suicide.

published proceedings

  • Suicide Life Threat Behav

author list (cited authors)

  • Johnson, D., Fitch, S. D., Alston, J. P., & McIntosh, W. A.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Johnson, D||Fitch, SD||Alston, JP||McIntosh, WA

publication date

  • September 1980