The Right to Die II, November 2005

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DEATHPEN

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 60.8% 60.8%
Oppose 27% 87.8%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 100%
Total N = 1500

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Favor 45.9% 62.5% 65.3% 66.0% 63.1% 59.9% 61.2%
Oppose 41.7% 28.3% 23.9% 25.8% 20.5% 23.0% 26.8%
Don't know/Refused 12.4% 9.2% 10.8% 8.2% 16.4% 17.1% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Favor 51.7% 65.8% 62.3% 57.3% 60.8%
Oppose 36.4% 20.0% 25.2% 32.8% 26.9%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 14.2% 12.5% 9.9% 12.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1491


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 67.8% 54.4% 60.8%
Oppose 22.2% 31.4% 27.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 14.2% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married or Living with a partner Divorced or Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Favor 66.8% 59.3% 50.9% 50.3% 61.0%
Oppose 21.4% 30.1% 28.2% 38.7% 26.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.8% 10.6% 20.9% 11.0% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1486


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant (include Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc.) Roman Catholic Other religion No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic TOTAL
Favor 64.1% 58.9% 47.6% 61.4% 60.7%
Oppose 23.0% 29.1% 36.4% 32.3% 27.3%
Don't know/Refused 13.0% 11.9% 16.0% 6.3% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1463


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Favor 76.5% 51.1% 64.1% 62.9%
Oppose 16.4% 33.4% 25.6% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 15.4% 10.4% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1362



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