52 Percent of Americans Would Rather Be Dead Than Disabled

In a national survey commissioned by Disaboom, the online community for people touched with disability, 52 percent said that they would rather die than live with a severe disability.

The survey, launched in an effort to understand America’s perception of disability, asked, “Which would you choose: Living with a severe disability that forever alters your ability to live an independent life, or death?” The survey findings noted significant attitudinal differences based on age, income, geographic location, and level of education.

Disaboom announced the results in an effort to educate people about why this viewpoint is so tragic. How about you?