Friday, December 02, 2016
Jury selection is underway in the federal trial of Dylann Roof who stands accused of the shooting deaths of a pastor and eight parishioners in a black Charleston, South Carolina church last year. Most Americans believe Roof deserves the death penalty if found guilty.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults think the Charleston shooting suspect should be sentenced to death if convicted. Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree, but another 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 28-29, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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