Attitude towards death penalty for convicted murderers in the U.S. in 2011 by generation

Generation gap on social issues - attitude towards death penalty in the U.S. This survey shows the attitude towards death penalty for convicted murderers in the U.S. in 2011 by generation. 60 percent of the Baby Boomers stated that they are in favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.
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TotalMillennialGen XBoomersSilent
Favor58%51%63%60%59%
Oppose36%46%33%34%31%
Don't know6%4%5%7%10%
TotalMillennialGen XBoomersSilent
Favor58%51%63%60%59%
Oppose36%46%33%34%31%
Don't know6%4%5%7%10%

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This survey shows the attitude towards death penalty for convicted murderers in the U.S. in 2011 by generation. 60 percent of the Baby Boomers stated that they are in favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.
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Release date
November 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
09.22.2011 to 10.04.2011
Number of respondents
2,410 adults
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Millennial (18-30 years olds): 381 people.
Generation X (31-46 year olds): 493 people.
Baby Boomer (47-65 year olds): 905 people.
Silent (66-83 olds): 513 people.
Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding.

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