A new poll indicates overwhelming support for easier access to medically-assisted death, even as the federal government asks Canadians what they think about its expansion.

An Angus Reid poll released on Jan. 24, which included questions about Canada’s medical assistance in death system (MAiD), indicated that about 80 per cent of Canadians want easier access. Similar results are shown in a Leger poll done for the Canadian Press that was released Jan. 23.

According to the Angus Reid poll, “four-in-five Canadians now say it should be easier to make their own end-of-life decisions, compared to nearly three-quarters in 2016.” The poll  shows that 20 per cent, or one-in-five Canadians, say there should be greater restrictions surrounding physician-assisted death.

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