Do you think the death penalty is morally acceptable or morally wrong?

Americans' moral stance towards the death penalty in 2018 This statistic shows the moral stance of Americans regarding the death penalty as a punishment for crime in 2018. 62 percent of respondents stated that they think the death penalty is morally acceptable, while 33 percent considered it morally wrong.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Share of respondents
Morally acceptable62%
Morally wrong33%
Depends on the situation4%
No opinion1%
Share of respondents
Morally acceptable62%
Morally wrong33%
Depends on the situation4%
No opinion1%
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
This statistic shows the moral stance of Americans regarding the death penalty as a punishment for crime in 2018. 62 percent of respondents stated that they think the death penalty is morally acceptable, while 33 percent considered it morally wrong.
Show more
Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 1-10, 2018
Number of respondents
1,011 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
*Figures may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Death penalty in the U.S."

  • Prisoners on death row
The most important statistics
  • Executions in the U.S.
The most important statistics
  • International data
The most important statistics
  • Opinion on death penalty
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Death penalty in the U.S.

All Information
in one Presentation

Death penalty in the U.S.

Everything On "Death penalty in the U.S." in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar

We use cookies to personalize contents and ads, offer social media features, and analyze access to our website. In your browser settings you can configure or disable this, respectively, and can delete any already placed cookies. For details, please see your browser’s Help section (by pressing F1). Please see our privacy statement for details about how we use data.