More think doctors should try to extend lives, no matter how painful

November 22, 2013 4:57 AM

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More think doctors should try to extend lives, no matter how painful

Most Americans say there are some situations in which a patient should be allowed to die, but the share disagreeing has more than doubled since 1990, a Pew survey finds.

A growing minority of Americans believes that doctors should do anything possible to save a life, no matter what, instead of saying there are some situations in which a patient should be allowed to pass away, the Pew Research Center found in a survey of nearly 2,000 adults.

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