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TIME/CNN Death and Dying Poll

Results of the latest TIME/CNN poll of 1278 people conducted epte!"e# $%7& 2'''( The !a#gin of e##o# is ) 2(7*(

Multiple Responses Allowed

Total %

Age 18-34 %

Age 35-49 %

Age 50-64 %

Age 65+ %

33a. Have you experienced or are you currently experiencing -- the death of a parent, close friend, or other relative?

Yes, parent

20

22

35

19

Yes, close friend

11

10

10

15

Yes, other relative

20

25

14

16

28

Yes, currently experiencing (any one of above)

No

49

55

55

39

37

Not sure

Did Not

Not

TIME/CNN Death and Dying Poll

Results of the latest TIME/CNN poll of 1278 people conducted epte!"e# $%7& 2'''( The !a#gin of e##o# is ) 2(7*(

Multiple Responses +llo,ed Total * +ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 * --a( 2a3e you e4pe#ienced 5 o# a#e you cu##ently e4pe#iencing %% the death of a pa#ent& close f#iend& o# othe# #elati3e6

7es& pa#ent

2' 0 22 -/ 10

7es& close f#iend 11 1' 0 1' 1/

7es& othe# #elati3e 2' 2/ 1. 1$ 28

7es& cu##ently e4pe#iencing 8any one of a"o3e9 / . . 7 0

No .0 // // -0 -7

Not su#e % 1 % % % +s:ed of those pa#ent 8n ; 2-09 +pplied ,ho ha3e e4pe#ienced death of a

* Did Not +pply * Not u#e * --"( Please tell !e ,hethe# each of the follo,ing desc#iptions applied o# did not apply to you# pa#ent<s death( If "oth of you# pa#ents ha3e died& please ans,e# in #elation to the pa#ent ,ho died !ost #ecently( 7ou# pa#ent=

E4pe#ienced !o#e pain than ,as necessa#y Total -. $18 % -. /1 .$ -/ % .0 .$ .0 / /' 5 $. 10 70 2

$/1 2' 77 -

Died at ho!e

Total .' $' % 18 % -. -1 $0 % -/ % .0 .1 /0 % /' 5 $. ./ // % $/1 -. $$ %

Died ,ith fa!ily o# f#iends p#esent in the #oo!

Total $. -. 2 18 % -. $' -7 -/ % .0 $7 -2 1 /' 5 $. $7 -% $/1 /7 .%

Died ,ith dignity

Total 87 1' 18 % -. 71 2$ -/ % .0 8$ 11 /' 5 $. 02 $ 2 $/1 02 . . > ?oluntee#ed #esponse Death 8 epte!"e# $%7& 2'''9

Total *

+ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 * -.( Do you thin: docto#s 5if they so choose% should o# should not "e a"le to p#esc#i"e fatal doses of d#ugs to patients ,ho a#e dying and a#e in g#eat pain6

7es& should /1 /7 // .7 -8

No& should not .'

-/ -8 ./ .8

Not su#e 0 8 7 8 1.

Total * +ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 *

-/( @hich of the follo,ing "est desc#i"es ho, often you thin: a"out you# o,n death6

Daily o# al!ost daily 1' 12 8 $ 1/

Ane o# !o#e ti!es pe# ,ee: 10 1. 1$ 1/

Ane o# !o#e ti!es pe# !onth 10 2.

10 1$ 11

+ fe, ti!es each yea# -8 -1 ..$ -1

Ne3e# 18 21 1$ 12 21

Not su#e 2

% . 7

Total * +ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 * -$( Thin:ing a"out you# death& ,he#e do you thin: you a#e !ost li:ely to die6

In a hospital 22 2/ 22'

17

In a nu#sing ho!e . -

In a hospice 2 . 1

+t ho!e ..1 .1

.. .8

o!e,he#e else> 8 11 8 / -

Depends> 2 2 2 2

Not su#e 10 1$

10 21 2$ > ?oluntee#ed #esponse

Total * +ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 * -7( +nd if you had a choice& ,he#e ,ould you p#efe# to die6

In a hospital 111 11.

1/

In a nu#sing ho!e 1 1 % 1 1

In a hospice 1 / -

+t ho!e 777 71

771

o!e,he#e else> . . $ 2 1

Depends> 2 2 % -

Not su#e . .

. / $ ?e#y fea#ful * o!e,hat fea#ful * Not 3e#y fea#ful * Not at all fea#ful * Not su#e * -8( 2e#e a#e so!e specific conce#ns people ha3e a"out thei# o,n death( Please tell !e ,hethe# you a#e 3e#y fea#ful& so!e,hat fea#ful& not 3e#y fea#ful& o# not at all fea#ful a"out each of the follo,ing ,hen it co!es to you# o,n death(

Dying in pain Total -2 -12 21 2

18 % -. .2 -2 1' 1/ 1 -/ % .0 -' -121 /' 5 $. 2$ .' 11 22 1 $/1 2. 2/ 18 28 /

Dying alone Total 10 2.

10 -7 1 18 % -. 2$ 2/ 10 20 1 -/ % .0 17 2$ 10 -$ 2 /' 5 $. 17 2/ 18 -0 1 $/1 1. 1. 18 /' .

Not :no,ing ,hat ,ill happen to you afte# you die

Total 1' 11 10 /8 2 18 % -. 10 1. 21 ./ 1 -/ % .0 8 12 18 $' 2 /' 5 $. . 1. 1$ $$ % $/1 1 . 10 71 /

Bea3ing you# lo3ed ones "ehind Total -$ 28 122 1 18 % -. .0 -' 0 12 % -/ % .0 .1 28 12 10 % /' 5 $. 2-2 1/ 28 2 $/1 1. 2' 2-0 . > ?oluntee#ed #esponse

Total * +ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 * -0( 2o, !uch co!fo#t do you# #eligious "eliefs gi3e you ,hen you thin: a"out you# death6 @ould you say they gi3e you=

+ g#eat deal of co!fo#t /8 .0 $1 $2 $7

o!e co!fo#t 2/ 27 2/ 2/ 10

Not !uch co!fo#t $ 8 / $ .

No co!fo#t at all $ 1' / . .

I a! not #eligious> . 2 2 -

Not su#e 2 2 2 1 -

Total * +ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. *

+ge $/1 * .'a( Do you ha3e a legal docu!ent such as a Bi3ing @ill o# +d3ance T#eat!ent Di#ecti3e that states ho, docto#s should t#eat you if you can no longe# co!!unicate you# ,ishes& o# don<t you ha3e one6

7es -' 12 -' .2 //

No& don<t ha3e one $0 87 7' /7 ..

Not su#e 1 1 % 1 1

Do not ha3e a legal docu!ent such as a Bi3ing @ill o# +d3ance T#eat!ent di#ecti3e 8n ; 8289 Total * +ge 18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 * .'"( Do you thin: you should ha3e one o# not6

7es 77

7/ 877 $$

No 2' 21. 10 -'

Not su#e 2 . .

+s:ed of those ,ho ha3e a legal docu!ent such as a Bi3ing @ill o# +d3ance T#eat!ent Di#ecti3e 8n; -/89 Total * +ge

18%-. * +ge -/%.0 * +ge /'%$. * +ge $/1 * .1a( @ho did you use to help you ,#ite the docu!ent6

+ docto# 0 11 11 8 $

+ la,ye# $' /1 /8 $$/

Coth a docto# and a la,ye# . 8 1 / .

o!eone else 2$ 28 -' 22 2/

Not su#e 1 2 % 2

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