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View of U.S. citizens on the legitimacy of the death penalty

The statistic reflects the opinion of the surveyed U.S. residents on the legitimacy of the death penalty. 57 percent of respondents believe that the death penalty is now imposed in accordance with the law.

Do you think that the death penalty in the United States is now imposed in terms of legitimacy or not?

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Source

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: "Generally speaking, do you believe the death penalty is applied fairly or unfailrly in this country today?"

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