63% Favor Death Penalty, 47% Say It Deters Crime
47% See U.S. Justice System As Fair To Most Americans, 34% Don't
41% See Higher Crime Over Past Year, 84% Predict Economy Will Cause More
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted June 25-26, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How serious a problem is crime
2* Over the past year, has crime in your community increased, decreased or stayed about the same?
3* How likely is it that the current economic conditions in the country will lead to increased crime?
4* 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?
5* Is the
6* Is the
7* Is the
8* Do you favor or oppose the death penalty?
9* Does the death penalty help to deter crime?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence