Euthanasia: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (ICPSR 358)

Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research


Data-Driven Learning Guides are a collection of instructional exercises that can be used to enhance teaching of core concepts in the social sciences. This learning guide investigates attitude consistency and the ideological dimensions of attitudes about euthanasia. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include: how self-interest might influence support for euthanasia, how do attitudes about euthanasia vary by age, gender, and race, whether people's attitudes about euthanasia are consistent with their religious views, and what symbolic predispositions have the strongest influence on attitudes about euthanasia. Frequency distributions and crosstabulations are used for the analyses.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via Euthanasia) for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    assisted suicide, death, euthanasia, instructional materials, social sciences

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

Other Data-Driven Learning Guides covering such topics as aging, race, social class, politics, and health are available on ICPSR's Online Learning Center.