64% of Americans Support Death Penalty

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Are you in favour of the death penalty for a person convicted of murder?

Oct. 2008 Oct. 2007 May 2006
In favour 64% 69% 65%
Opposed 30% 27% 28%
Not sure 6% 4% 7%

Source: Gallup / USA Today
Methodology: Telephone interviews to 1,011 American adults, conducted from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, 2008. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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