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Opinion of U.S. citizens on the death penalty 1936-2019

The statistic illustrates the opinions of surveyed United States citizens on the imposition of the death penalty from 1936 to 2019. In 2019, around 56 percent of respondents supported the death penalty for someone convicted of murder.

Are you in favor of the death penalty for a person convicted of murder?

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1936 to 2019

Number of respondents

about 1,000 in each poll

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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