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Most common reasons to support the death penalty in the U.S. 2014

The statistic represents the most common reasons to support the death penalty in the United States in 2014. In 2014, the biblical phrase "an eye for an eye" is the most popular reason for Americans to support the death penalty. About 35 percent of respondents stated this phrase as the main reason for their support.

Most common reasons for U.S. citizens to support the death penalty in 2014

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Source

Release date

October 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 12 to 15, 2014

Number of respondents

1,017 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

634 in favor of, and 335 opposing death penalty

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Why do you favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?"

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