U.S. citizens' view of the death penalty

How often do you think that a person has been executed under the death penalty who was, in fact, innocent of the crime he or she was charged with - do you think this has happened in the past five years, or not?

U.S. citizens' view of the death penalty The statistic reflects the view of the surveyed U.S. citizens whether in their opinion any innocent people have been executed under the death penalty in the last five years.
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How often do you think that a person has been executed under the death penalty who was, in fact, innocent of the crime he or she was charged with - do you think this has happened in the past five years, or not?

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Proportion of respondents
Yes, I think so59%
No, I do not think so31%
Proportion of respondents
Yes, I think so59%
No, I do not think so31%
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The statistic reflects the view of the surveyed U.S. citizens whether in their opinion any innocent people have been executed under the death penalty in the last five years.
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