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Disaboom Survey Reveals 52 Percent of Americans Would Rather be Dead Than Disabled
Date:7/9/2008

Survey commissioned by Disaboom reveals that majority of Americans think life with a severe disability is not worth living.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 9, 2008 -- 52 percent of Americans would rather die than live with a severe disability, according to a recent national survey commissioned by Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO; www.disaboom.com), the premiere online community for people touched by disability. Disaboom today announced the shocking results in an effort to educate people about why this viewpoint is so tragic.    

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.

Highlights of the research include:
Middle-aged Americans were less willing to live with a severe disability than older Americans; 63 percent of people age 35 to 44 chose death over disability versus 50 percent of people 55 to 64 and 56 percent of Americans 65 and older.

People with higher incomes were more likely to choose death over severe disability. Among those with household income levels of $75,000 or more, 59 percent chose death, versus those with household incomes of $25,000 or less, of whom 45 percent chose death.

Geographic location affected a person's choice of death over severe disability. While only 45 percent of people living in the South chose death, 61 percent of people in the West would rather die than be disabled.

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