Poll: Colorado Voters Overwhelmingly Support Death With Dignity
January 12, 2015 Colorado
In a recent poll, Colorado voters express strong support for a Dying with Dignity proposal with 62% supporting and just 28% opposing.
The momentum for a Death with Dignity law in Colorado is building. The Denver Post editorial board endorsed the proposal on December 28 and legislation is expected in Colorado’s General Assembly in January 2015. In 2014, Compassion & Choices commissioned a poll with Strategies 360, and non-partisan firm based in Seattle with an office in Denver. The results were recently released to members of the news media.
Northern Colorado NPR affiliate, KUNC, posted on Strategies 360 poll’s findings, noting “…the topic is likely to draw lots of attention this legislative session.” Read KUNC’s story here.
Below is an excerpt of the findings. To download the memo, here.
Support for DWD cuts across demographics, religions and ideology, including:
76% of Democrats, 68% of Unaffiliateds and 47% of Republicans
68% of millennial voters (18-34) and 56% of seniors (65+)
55% of Christians and 52% of Catholics
50% of voters who vote in Republican primaries
Additionally, a majority say a legislator voting for DWD would either positively impact their likelihood of voting for that legislator or would not impact their vote either way. Just 21% say they would be less likely to vote for a legislator who supported DWD.