Year: 2000 Source: Omega, v.42, no.2, (2000/2001), p.115-135 SIEC No: 20041177

This study examines the effect of demographic & ideological factors, as well as individuals’ caregiving experiences, on attitudes toward assisted suicide among 156 residents of Denton, Texas. The data indicate that age, gender, & caregiving experience were not significant predictors of attitudes. The depth of commitment to the beliefs that suffering has meaning, that life belongs to God, & that physician-assisted suicide is murder, were highly significant & negatively associated with attitudes toward assisted suicide. (38 refs)