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Questions - Death Penalty - March 21-22, 2013

68% Say Bigger Problem in Law Enforcement Is Too Many Criminals Are Released
59% Favor Death Penalty
44% See U.S. Justice System As Fair, 40% Disagree
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
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