The paper presents patients' views on coercion in psychiatry as expressed in their responses to a questionnaire based on the Mental Health Act of May 1993. Patients' responses were analyzed in terms of concordance with the solutions accepted in a draft of the Act. Several categories of respondents were distinguished in the survey, including radicals, liberals, and those accepting medical or legal-administrative procedures of dealing with the patient admitted to and treated in a mental hospital without consent. Patients hospitalized in mental hospitals recognize a need for an increased range of recommendations for using coercion in psychiatry (as compared to these proposed in the draft of the Act). They support the medical model of psychiatric care, with its traditional solutions employed so far.