Survey: Doctors Should Try To Extend Lives

(Undated) -- A growing number of Americans think doctors should do everything they can to save a life. A survey by the Pew Research Center shows the percentage has more than doubled since 1990, rising to 31-percent from 15-percent. Still, two out of three people say there are some circumstances in which a patient should be allowed to die. The survey also shows more people say that even if they had an incurable disease with severe pain, they would not ask their doctors to stop treatment.