Year: 1987 Source: Public Opinion Quarterly, v.51, (1987), p.92-101 SIEC No: 19870088

Using data from NORC’s General Social Survey, this study examines popular support for a person’s right to commit suicide when s/he is tired of living or faced with an incurable disease, bankruptcy or family dishonour. Pro-life beliefs & civil libertarianism are strongly related to attitudes toward suicide & explain at least part of every sociodemographic relationship examined. Life satisfaction, anomia & social participation measures show no significant associations with suicide attitudes.