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Attitudes and Comprehension of Terms in Opinion Questions About Euthanasia

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17th August 2006

How do people's interpretations of terms in questions affect the opinions they report? Consider a survey where respondents are asked to rate the extent to which they endorse the statement "I support euthanasia," and how firmly they hold that opinion. Might a respondent's notion of what counts as euthanasia-what the word "euthanasia" means-influence the attitudes the respondent reports?...