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PUBLIC OPINION / Capital punishment

College freshmen

  • College freshmen reporting that the death penalty should be abolished, by sex, United States 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1978-2006
    • Table 2.93.2006 -- PDF -- CSV

Deterrent effect

  • Respondents reporting whether they believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to murder, United States selected years 1985-2011
    • Table 2.57.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents reporting whether they believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to murder, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2004 Table 2.58 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.58.2011 -- PDF -- CSV

Fairness of application

  • Attitudes toward fairness of the application of the death penalty, United States 2000 and 2002-2013
    • Table 2.0005.2013 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward fairness of the application of the death penalty, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2004 Table 2.54 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2007 Table 2.54.2007 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2008 Table 2.54.2008 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2009 Table 2.54.2009 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.54.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.54.2011 -- PDF -- CSV

For murder

  • Attitudes toward the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, United States selected years 1953-2013
    • Table 2.51.2013 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.52 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2004 Table 2.52.2004 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005 Table 2.52.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2006 Table 2.52.2006 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2007 Table 2.52.2007 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2008 Table 2.52.2008 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2009 Table 2.52.2009 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.52.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2012 Table 2.52.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, by politics and religious affiliation, United States 2010
    • Table 2.0037.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward the better penalty for murder, United States selected years 1985-2010
    • Table 2.49.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, by demographic characteristics, United States, selected years 1980-2002
  • Attitudes toward the death penalty for murder for selected groups, United States 2002

Reasons for favoring

  • Reported reasons for favoring the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, United States 1991, 2000, 2001, and 2003

Reasons for opposing

  • Reported reasons for opposing the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, United States 1991 and 2003

Selected groups

  • Attitudes toward the death penalty for murder for selected groups, United States 2002

Versus life without parole

  • Attitudes toward the better penalty for murder, United States selected years 1985-2010
    • Table 2.49.2010 -- PDF -- CSV