According to the latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll, almost two-thirds of New Zealanders are planning to vote yes in the upcoming referendum on assisted dying.
Our research shows this number aligns with the past 20 years of polling, which suggests stable support for the idea.
The referendum, to be held at the general election on October 17, will decide whether the End of Life Choice Act 2019 comes into force.
The act authorises a doctor to administer or prescribe a lethal dose of medication to competent...
Jessica Young is a PhD Candidate in Medical Sociology at the University of Otago. She is affiliated with YesForCompassion.org.nz, which shares dying people’s reasons for wanting choice and aims to educate the public by providing trustworthy, evidence-based information on the End of Life Choice Act 2019 in the lead up to New Zealand's referendum.