The House of Lords Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill concluded that opinion polls purporting to show that a large majority of people would favour a change in the law are misleading. They are generally based on answers to Yes/No or Either/Or questions without any explanatory context and without other options - eg good quality palliative care - being offered. Most people have little understanding of the complexities and dangers in changing the law in this way and opinion research consists therefore to a large extent of knee-jerk answers to emotive - and often leading – questions. In addition those most in favour of euthanasia tend to be the worried well. By contrast people with disabilities or terminal illness very rarely even wish to discuss it, either because they have experienced what good palliative care can offer, or they have adapted to their disability or illness.