Over four out of ten evangelicals believe that doctors should be allowed to assist terminally ill patients in ending their lives, a new survey from the evangelical polling firm LifeWay Research has found. The survey, which randomly sampled 1,000 respondents in a nationwide online survey between Sept. 27 and Oct. 1 and had a margin of error of plus or minus

3.1 percentage points, finds that 69 percent of Americans somewhat agree or strongly agree that “physicians should be allowed to assist terminally ill patients in ending their life.” “If they are facing a slow, painful death, Americans want options,” Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, said in a statement. “Many believe that asking for help in dying is a moral option. They don’t believe that suffering until they die of natural causes is the only way out.” READ MORE