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The bible and attitudes toward voluntary euthanasia

Sharp, S.

Death Studies 43(4): 240-247


ISSN/ISBN: 0748-1187
PMID: 29543574
DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1450793
Accession: 065569361

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Are beliefs about and behaviors toward the Bible associated with voluntary euthanasia attitudes? Using General Social Survey data and multivariate logistic regression, I find that individuals' views of the authorship and epistemological status of the Bible; the importance of the Bible in making decisions; and the frequency in which individuals read the Bible are associated with negative voluntary euthanasia attitudes, even when controlling for other religiosity and sociodemographic predictors. I find that the importance of the Bible in making decisions accounts for the effect of frequency of reading the Bible and viewing the Bible as the inspired word of God.

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