In these summaries, religious leaders, scholars and ethicists from 16 major American religious groups explain how their faith traditions’ teachings address physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and other end-of-life questions.
The Social, Legal and Political Dimensions of the End-of-Life Debate
Most Americans say there are circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die, but a growing minority says medical professionals always should do everything possible to save a patient’s life.
Surveyed shortly after the online health insurance exchanges launched, a plurality of Americans said they were not working well or at all.
Public awareness of the new health insurance exchanges has increased significantly over the past month, but the public’s overall impression is the launch is not going well.
A majority of Americans without health insurance say they will obtain it in the next six months, but only 26% say it is because of the health law’s requirement.
Two separate, but related conversations have been prominent on Twitter—one about the government shutdown and the other about President Obama's health care law, the landmark legislation at the heart of the Congressional impasse that triggered the shutdown.
Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.
About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.
This week, House Speaker John Boehner agreed to tie funding of the government to defunding Obamacare, as conservative members of his caucus have demanded. This proposal may be unlikely to survive the Democratic-controlled Senate, not to mention the president’s veto pen, but recent Pew Research Center surveys show that it is clearly in step with […]