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Americans' moral stance towards the death penalty in 2020

This statistic shows the moral stance of Americans regarding the death penalty as a punishment for crime in 2020. 54 percent of respondents stated that they think the death penalty is morally acceptable, while 40 percent considered it morally wrong.

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

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 1 to 13, 2020

Number of respondents

1,009 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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