Gary Langer, Director of Polling at ABC News, wrote in his Mar. 19, 2002 article "Opposing Assisted Suicide: More Americans Don't Want Doctors to Help People Kill Themselves," published on the ABC website:

“When it’s posed in broad strokes, 48 percent of Americans oppose legalizing assisted suicide, while 40 percent support it…

A variety of factors inform these views, and religious belief is central among them. Non-Christians and people who profess no religion overwhelmingly support assisted suicide. But it’s opposed by most Christians, who account for eight in 10 Americans, and especially by evangelical Christians, who oppose assisted suicide by a 2-1 margin.”

Mar. 19, 2002