Assisted dying is a well polled issue in 2016; 6 polls have been released in 2016 in addition to the report from the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada, which included public consultation results. In fact, since 2011 there have been 17 public opinion releases on the topic of assisted dying and 5 of these have been sponsored by groups that are clearly positioned on the debate. Other releases may have been sponsored but the publicly available information is limited.
A longer trend view of the evolution of public opinion is available in an earlier post.
Table: Information on National Public Opinion Releases on the Topic of Assisted Dying, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
|Month/ Year||Market research company||Sponsor||Mode||Approx # of questions||Completions||Link|
|Jul-12||Angus Reid Public Opinion||None||Online||13||1003||link|
|Aug-14||Ipsos||Dying with Dignity||Online||18||2515||link|
|Nov-14||Angus Reid Institute||None||Online||19||1504||link|
|Feb-16||Ipsos||Dying with Dignity||Online||5||2515||link|
|Mar-16||Angus Reid Institute||None||Online||32||1517||link|
|Apr-16||Nanos||Globe and Mail||Online||3||1000||link|