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BY Jim Cosgrove

April 9-15, 2000 Issue | Posted 4/9/00 at 2:00 PM


A recent nationwide Zogby poll of 1,031 Americans found that only one in three — 30.4% — would opt for assisted suicide if confronted with a painful terminal disease. The March poll found a much larger 63.5% would prefer to die naturally, and 6.1% were not quite sure what they would decide if put in this situation.