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Survey: 80% in Austria pro aid in dying

Our Austrian Member Organization ÖGHL asked 1000 Austrians (16-69 years, 2 waves) about their attitude to aid in dying (Sterbehilfe) through the opinion research institute INTEGRAL. The majority welcomes the Court decision to assisted dying in the event of a serious illness, and almost one in two would use assisted dying themselves.

80% of the people approve the recent decision of the Constitutional Court that the ban on “assisted suicide” violates the right to self-determination. Which means that assisted dying in Austria is generally permitted from 1.1.2022. A clear approval that is almost the same across Germany in all education, income levels and age groups.

Read more about the survey on the (German) website of ÖGHL. The survey (in German) is also ready for download below: