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.
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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%
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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.
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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.

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