The Impact of Religion on Convictions Concerning the Legalization of Euthanasia

Grace Lough Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Kenneth Colburn Butler University
The purpose of this research is to understand the impact religion has on individual’s attitudes toward the legalization of medical euthanasia. The study purposed in the paper will be conducted with quantitative exploratory research and semi structured interviews. It is expected that religion will have a large impact on the topic of legalization of euthanasia. I predict that religion will play a pivotal role in individual’s convictions on the legalization of euthanasia. My hypothesis is formed from C. Wright Mills concept of the ‘sociological imagination’. The sociological imagination influenced my hypothesis because of the connection “between individual, private experience, and the wider society”(Giarrusso,4). I also hypothesize that individuals that have religious affiliations will disagree with the legalization of euthanasia and would not choose to use it in for extreme end of life measures; in comparison to individuals that do not identify as have religious affiliations.
Oral Presentation

When & Where

10:00 AM
Jordan Hall 203