World: Morale – Euthanasia

Continuing in the World Morale series, next, this question was asked in World Values Survey:

Justifiable: Euthanasia

The answer in the scale form was given, running from 1-10, 1 being “never justifiable” and 10 being “always justifiable”. The mean score given from all the participants in the respective country is shown in the graphs below:

1) OECD/developed countries:

People in Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia, France and Sweden scored more than 6 points out of 10 on the issue of euthanasia: most of them agreed that euthanasia is justifiable. On the other hand, people in Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Hungary think the otherwise, thus their score is low, around 3.

2) Selected Asia countries:

Among the selected Asia countries, Japan is the only country scored such a high point (agreeing towards that euthanasia is justifiable). Perhaps it was due to the society aging pressure? On the other hand, Islamic countries like Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia are strongly disagree that euthanasia is justifiable. Their scores are less than 2.


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  3. janel said,

    February 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I think it is interesting how some countries are so much higher than other coutries. The question is now, why? Why should it be any differnet anywhere? To these questions i would love answers, but im not sure if its possible.

  4. janel said,

    February 22, 2008 at 4:12 am

    back again. i just recently finshed a project on euthanasia and it amazes me how much some people can put up blinders and just see what they want to see. Its like some people dont know that RIGHT NOW there are people living in unimaginable pain, and loved ones that have to watch them on day to day basis. i have tried many times to put myself in the postion of one of my family members or really close friends being in that state, and i do not know how i would react.
    I think we need to stop the debate about euthanasia and find a way to make things better for patients in this condition. It will be a long road, but we need to do something for the families and the patients, not for the rest of the community so it seems right.

  5. Kelly Ponce said,

    December 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    i love beaners

  6. Kelly Ponce said,

    December 5, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    i think that people should be given that shot beasue thats just going to end there suffering.

  7. Anonymous said,

    October 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    i think euthanasia is totally wrong
    its murder!!
    God has specifically stated in the Bible “You shall not murder”
    pain and suffering are a result of sin and we have to endure it
    we can’t make our own plans as to when we are going to die
    it is God’s right to do so

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