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

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

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

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Share of respondents
An eye for an eye/ they took a life/ fits the crime35%
Save taxpayers money/ cost associated with prison14%
They deserve it14%
They will repeat crime/ keep them from repeating it7%
Deterrent for potential crimes/ set an example6%
Depends on the type of crime they commit5%
Fair punishment4%
Serve justice4%
If there's no doubt the person committed the crime3%
Support/ believe in death penalty3%
Don't believe they can be rehabiliateted3%
Biblical reasons3%
Life sentences don't always mean life in prison2%
Relieves prison overcrowding2%
Would help/ benefit families of victims1%
Other1%
No opinion4%
Share of respondents
An eye for an eye/ they took a life/ fits the crime35%
Save taxpayers money/ cost associated with prison14%
They deserve it14%
They will repeat crime/ keep them from repeating it7%
Deterrent for potential crimes/ set an example6%
Depends on the type of crime they commit5%
Fair punishment4%
Serve justice4%
If there's no doubt the person committed the crime3%
Support/ believe in death penalty3%
Don't believe they can be rehabiliateted3%
Biblical reasons3%
Life sentences don't always mean life in prison2%
Relieves prison overcrowding2%
Would help/ benefit families of victims1%
Other1%
No opinion4%
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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.
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