July 5, 2022

Death still a taboo subject among Brits

Death is still a taboo subject in Britain, new research by the Dying Matters Coalition suggests.
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Death
is still a taboo subject in Britain, new research by the Dying Matters
Coalition suggests. While the majority of people think that talking about death
is more acceptable than it was 20 years ago, two-thirds of people are still
uncomfortable. The survey showed that while most people are afraid of dying,
quality of life is viewed as more important than the length of life.

Only
15% would like to live forever and only 9% would like to live to over 100. The
most common age at which people would like to die is between 81 and 90 (27%).
Younger people were found to be more likely than older people to want to live
forever. Also, more people are scared of dying in pain (83%) than of being told
they are dying (67%) or dying in hospital (59%). ~ ComRes, May 16

Death still a taboo subject among Brits
Jared Yee
UK