Thursday, October 13, 2011

Death penalty support slipping

Protest against recent execution of Troy Davis. Photo by Steve Rhodes
Sixty-one percent of Americans approve of using the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, down from 64% last year, and the lowest level of support since 1972, a new Gallup poll finds.
Republicans, men, whites, and those living in the Midwest and the South are most likely to support its use.

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