National Survey of
Conducted March 21-22, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Do you favor or oppose the death penalty?
2* Does the death penalty help to deter crime?
3* Should the death penalty be limited only to those who are convicted of murder?
4* How concerned are you that some people may be executed for crimes they didn’t commit?
5* Has your state banned the death penalty?
6* Is the U.S. system of justice fair to most Americans?
7* Is the U.S. system of justice fair to poor Americans?
8* Is the U.S. system of justice fair to black and Hispanic Americans?
9* Which is a bigger problem for the U.S. law enforcement and legal system—that too many innocent people are arrested or that too many criminals are set free?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence