Do you think that the death penalty often is imposed in the right amount or too little?

View of U.S. citizens on the frequency of the death sentence The statistic reflects the opinion of the surveyed U.S. citizens about the frequency of the death penalty. 49 percent of respondents believe that the death penalty is sentenced not often enough.
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Percentage of respondents
Too often20%
In the right amount24%
not often enough49%
Percentage of respondents
Too often20%
In the right amount24%
not often enough49%
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The statistic reflects the opinion of the surveyed U.S. citizens about the frequency of the death penalty. 49 percent of respondents believe that the death penalty is sentenced not often enough.
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Release date
October 2009
Region
United States
Survey time period
10.01.2009 to 10.04.2009
Number of respondents
1,013 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The source does not provide information regarding the missing percentage points to 100 percent.

During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "In your opinion, is the death penalty imposed - [too often, about the right amount, or not often enough]?"

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