Pew Poll Finds Majority Continue to Support Death Penalty
The Pew Research Center has released a new poll on the death penalty.
62% favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder while 31% are opposed. That is generally in line with polling on the death penalty over the past several years.
Of those who responded they oppose the death penalty, 27% said it's wrong or immoral and 27% said they were concerned about wrongful convictions. In the poll 20 years ago, 41% of those opposed based their objections on moral grounds and 11% of them objected due to the potential injustice of a wrongful conviction.
The reasons for those supporting the death penalty haven't changed in 20 years: [More...]
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