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Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Mexicans Support Status Quo on Social Issues
(Angus Reid Global Scan) - Few Mexican adults believe assisted dying should be permitted in their country, according to a poll by Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión. Only 35.9 per cent of respondents agree with the legalization of euthanasia.
In May, members of the opposition Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in the Chamber of Deputies presented a proposal which seeks to decriminalize euthanasia. In Mexico, assisting a person to commit suicide is a crime punishable by up to 12 years in prison. Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera decried the proposal, saying, "Euthanasia means killing a person." Catholics make up close to 90 per cent of the Latin American country's population.
The Mexican Constitution allows capital punishment in certain circumstances—such as acts of treason—but no person has been executed in the country for more than 50 years. 28.3 per cent agree with the legalization of the death penalty.
Support is decidedly lower for same sex-marriage. Only 18.4 per cent of respondents would grant wedlock to gay and lesbian partners
In Mexico, abortion is allowed only in cases of rape or when the mother's life is at risk. Only 11.2 per cent of respondents would legalize pregnancy termination.
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Source: Instituto de Mercadotecnia y Opinión (IMO)
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 registered Mexican voters, conducted on Nov. 17, 2005. Margin of error is 3.5 per cent.
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