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How does the respondent feel about the death penalty?

Below are 71 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q39A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q39 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should..a. Abolish the death penalty (Q39A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20512.2
2) Agree1448.5
3) Disagree52531.2
4) Strongly disagree64438.2
5) Undecided1679.9
TOTAL1685100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,23762.9
2) Oppose1,11731.4
8) Dont know1785.0
9) No answer270.8
TOTAL3559100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor3,17164.7
2) Oppose1,46429.9
8) Dont know2164.4
9) No answer501.0
TOTAL4901100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 2002

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor89965.5
2) Oppose40929.8
8) Dont know574.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0


NODETHPN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? J. The Catholic Churchs teachings that oppose the death penalty (NODETHPN)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all20823.8
2) Somewhat important34739.7
3) Very important31035.4
4) Dont know80.9
5) Refused20.2
TOTAL875100.0


DEATHPEN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q37a. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should abolish the death penalty? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree54433.9
2) Disagree53933.6
3) Agree21113.1
4) Strongly agree17711.0
8) Undecided1358.4
Missing42 
TOTAL1,606100.0


DEATHPEN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

The following are some questions about social and political issues. Please tell me your agreement or disagreement with….C. Stiffer enforcement of the death penalty (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree19822.6
2) Somewhat disagree16619.0
3) Somewhat agree21824.9
4) Strongly agree28232.2
5) Dont know101.1
6) Refused10.1
TOTAL875100.0


DEATHPEN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999

Following are some questions about social and political issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with stiffer enforcement of the death penalty for people who commit gruesome murders? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree65514.2
2) Somewhat disagree59012.8
3) Somewhat agree78917.1
4) Strongly agree2,50054.2
5) Dont know511.1
6) Refused250.5
TOTAL4,610100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 2004

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor85563.8
2) Oppose40230.0
8) Dont know685.1
9) No answer151.1
TOTAL1340100.0


DEATHPNL from American National Election Studies, 2004

Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPNL)
TOTAL%
1) Favor81066.8
5) Oppose35629.4
8) Dont know363.0
9) Refused100.8
TOTAL1212100.0


DEATH OPP from American National Election Studies, 2000

IF R OPPOSES DEATH PENALTY FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF MURDER:(Do you oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder) strongly or not strongly? (DEATH OPP)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP1,34574.4
1) STRONGLY28315.7
5) NOT STRONGLY1779.8
8) DONT KNOW10.1
9) REFUSED10.1
TOTAL1807100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 2006

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,88563.0
2) Oppose93031.1
8) Dont know1555.2
9) No answer220.7
TOTAL2992100.0


DEATHP SUP from American National Election Studies, 2000

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHP SUP)
TOTAL%
0) NA30.2
1) FAVOR1,24068.6
5) OPPOSE46225.6
8) DONT KNOW874.8
9) REFUSED150.8
TOTAL1807100.0


DEATHP2 from American National Election Studies, 2004

Do you [favor/oppose] the death penalty for persons convicted of murder) STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY? (DEATHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor strongly56448.4
2) Favor not strongly24521.0
4) Oppose not strongly14612.5
5) Oppose strongly20817.8
8) Dont know30.3
TOTAL1166100.0


WHICHPEN from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

What do you think should generally be the penalty for persons convicted of first-degree murder: the death penalty, life imprisonment with no chance for parole, or life imprisonment with a chance for parole after 25 years? (00, 04, 06, 08, 10) (WHICHPEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2737.8
1) Death penalty1,29736.9
2) Life without parole1,44241.0
3) Chance for parole after 25 years50514.4
TOTAL3517100.0


DEATHDEC from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

[IF DECREASED (DEATHCHG)]: What was the main reason for the change in your support for the death penalty? (07) (DEATHDEC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK69.0
1) Evidence of wrongful convictions; sloppy lab work1725.4
2) Criminal justice system is flawed and biased (more generally)913.4
3) State-sanctioned killing is wrong, immoral913.4
4) Im older and wiser now; my views have changed; religious convictions1725.4
5) Life imprisonment is punishment enough23.0
6) Just dont believe in it710.4
TOTAL67100.0


DEATHINC from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

IF INCREASED (DEATHCHG)]: What was the main reason for the change in your support for the death penalty? (07) (DEATHINC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1616.3
1) Deterrence: need to be tougher on crime, murders (no mention of severity of crime)4950.0
2) Retribution for specific heinous crimes, depends on the crime1818.4
3) The criminal justice system33.1
4) Better than a life sentence (because of costs, overcrowding, hopelessness)77.1
5) Im older and wiser now; personal experience; religion55.1
TOTAL98100.0


DEATHP STR from American National Election Studies, 2000

IF R FAVORS DEATH PENALTY FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF MURDER:(Do you favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder) strongly or not strongly? (DEATHP STR)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP56731.4
1) STRONGLY92551.2
5) NOT STRONGLY31417.4
8) DONT KNOW10.1
TOTAL1807100.0


WHCHPEN2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Which penalty (00, 04) (WHCHPEN2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK927.1
1) Death Penalty50538.8
2) Alternatives70354.1
TOTAL1300100.0


DEATH1 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about the reinstatement of the death penalty? (82) (DEATH1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK215.1
0) Against9823.8
1) For29371.1
TOTAL412100.0


DEATHCHG from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

During the last ten years, has your support for the death penalty increased, decreased, or has it stayed about the same? (07) (DEATHCHG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK121.8
1) Decreased6610.1
2) Stayed the same47973.0
3) Increased9915.1
TOTAL656100.0


LIFESENT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about a true life sentence without the possibility of parole, as an alternative to the death penalty? (99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (LIFESENT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2305.8
0) Against1,48637.4
1) For2,25256.8
TOTAL3968100.0


DEATH4 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (93, 98, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (DEATH4)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3967.5
0) Against1,44327.4
1) For3,42965.1
TOTAL5268100.0


DEATH3 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about expanding the number of crimes that are punishable by the death penalty? (95) (DEATH3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK355.4
0) Against20431.4
1) For41163.2
TOTAL650100.0


DEATH2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about the increased use of the death penalty? (84, 86, 88, 90) (DEATH2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1777.1
0) Against59023.8
1) For1,71769.1
TOTAL2484100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 2000

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,76462.6
2) Oppose80128.4
8) Dont know2288.1
9) No answer240.9
TOTAL2817100.0


DEATHPEN from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005

On another subject, do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor64764.8
2) Oppose29229.2
8) DK/No opinion606.0
Missing8 
TOTAL999100.0


OPMURDER from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

Id like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. (OPMURDER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor59532.8
2) Favor61934.1
3) Oppose29816.4
4) Strongly oppose1679.2
9) Dont know/Refused1347.4
Missing1,814 
TOTAL1,813100.0


OPTERISM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

Id like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of terrorism. (OPTERISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor87248.0
2) Favor51228.2
3) Oppose21311.7
4) Strongly oppose1106.1
9) Dont know/Refused1086.0
Missing1,814 
TOTAL1,815100.0


ISSUES2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

Id like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder when they were under the age of 18? (ISSUES2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor10510.5
2) Favor24024.0
3) Oppose38838.8
4) Strongly oppose19619.6
9) Dont know/Refused727.2
TOTAL1001100.0


ISSUES1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

Id like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (ISSUES1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor28328.2
2) Favor36836.7
3) Oppose19119.0
4) Strongly oppose979.7
9) Dont know/Refused646.4
TOTAL1003100.0


DEATHPEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

Now, Id like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose – a. The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor88929.1
2) Favor1,01533.2
3) Oppose62820.6
4) Strongly oppose33511.0
9) Dont Know/Refused1866.1
TOTAL3,053100.0


Q95C from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q95C [ASK IF MUSLIM: AND DO YOU FAVOR OR OPPOSE THE FOLLOWING?] The death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion (Q95C)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,85036.2
2) Oppose4,66159.2
8) Dont know2683.4
9) Refused901.1
Missing17,161 
TOTAL7,869100.0


DEATHPEN from The Right to Die II, November 2005

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,03860.8
2) Oppose90427.0
9) Dont know/Refused41012.2
TOTAL3,352100.0


CLERDP from The Right to Die II, November 2005

Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of the death penalty? (CLERDP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43726.9
2) No1,12669.3
9) Dont know/Refused613.8
Missing1,728 
TOTAL1,624100.0


VIEWDTH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

Id like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (VIEWDTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor70231.8
2) Favor80136.3
3) Oppose35916.3
4) Strongly oppose1818.2
9) Dont know/Refused1667.5
Missing2,200 
TOTAL2,209100.0


ISSDEATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

Id like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder when they were under the age of 18? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (ISSDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor25911.8
2) Favor54224.6
3) Oppose77635.3
4) Strongly oppose42219.2
9) Dont know/Refused2019.1
Missing2,208 
TOTAL2,200100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1996

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,05970.9
2) Oppose62121.4
8) Dont know2147.4
9) No answer100.3
TOTAL2904100.0


DTHPNLTY from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (DTHPNLTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1,78942.8
2) Favor1,47335.2
3) Oppose45710.9
4) Strongly oppose2806.7
5) Dont know1804.3
TOTAL4,179100.0


V083163 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

(Not looking at the booklet now.) Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (V083163)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused431.9
-8) Dont know1446.2
1) Favor1,37359.1
5) Oppose76332.8
TOTAL2323100.0


V083163A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF R FAVORS DEATH PENALTY FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF MURDER/IF R OPPOSES DEATH PENALTY FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF MURDER: (Do you favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder) strongly or not strongly?/(Do you oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder) strongly or not strongly? (V083163A)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused10.0
-8) Dont know50.2
-1) INAP, -8,-9 in V0831631878.0
1) Strongly1,52065.4
5) Not strongly61026.3
TOTAL2323100.0


INF_DTHP from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (INF_DTHP)
TOTAL%
10) A personal experience52212.5
11) The views of your friends and family2405.7
12) What you have seen or read in the media87020.8
13) Your religious beliefs78418.8
14) Your education84820.3
15) Something else77218.5
16) Dont know/Refused1433.4
TOTAL4,179100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1990

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,01874.2
2) Oppose26419.2
8) Dont know846.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1988

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,04570.6
2) Oppose32822.1
8) Dont know1026.9
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1481100.0


DEATHPEN from General Social Survey, 1991

Here are some measures to deal with crime. Some people are in favor of them while other people are against them. Do you agree or disagree that . . . People convicted of murder should be subject to the death penalty. (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64247.2
2) Agree32724.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree1047.7
4) Disagree13810.2
5) Strongly disagree846.2
8) Cant choose594.3
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1359100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,07871.1
2) Oppose33622.1
8) Dont know936.1
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1517100.0


P4DTHPEN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Im going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you dont really care about the issue, please say so. D. The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (P4DTHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose1748.8
2) 2763.9
3) 31025.2
4) Neutral26613.5
5) 520510.4
6) 627513.9
7) Strongly favor87544.3
TOTAL1973100.0


QN11_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

All in all, do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (QN11_A)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,78444.4
2) Oppose1,77844.3
8) Dont know3749.3
9) Refused802.0
TOTAL4016100.0


V158C from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

A person convicted of murder should receive the death penalty. (V158C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52225.1
2) Somewhat agree54626.2
3) Somewhat disagree43921.1
4) Strongly disagree44321.3
8) Dont know974.7
9) Refused351.7
TOTAL2,082100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1998

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,90667.3
2) Not favor69324.5
8) Dont know2207.8
9) No answer130.5
TOTAL2832100.0


DEATHPEN from Life Choices, 1990

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,60573.8
3) Oppose1516.9
5) Dont know41819.2
TOTAL2174100.0


INFDTHPN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on the issue of the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (INFDTHPN)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience57112.2
2) The views of your friends and family2355.0
3) What you have seen or read in the media1,15924.7
4) Your religious beliefs1,08923.2
5) Your education64713.8
6) Something else (specify)78816.8
9) Dont know/Refused1954.2
TOTAL4,684100.0


INFTHNK2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue? The death penalty for persons convicted of murder [IF R SAYS ALL OR MORE THAN ONE, PROBE WITH: Which has had the biggest influence?] (INFTHNK2)
TOTAL%
1) A personal experience75615.2
2) The views of your friends and family3607.2
3) What you have seen or read in the media72714.6
4) Your religious beliefs93218.7
5) Your education1,10222.2
6) Something else99620.0
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1022.1
Missing5,964 
TOTAL4,975100.0


DEATHPEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

Now, Id like to get your views on some issues. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong favor3,28630.0
2) Favor3,46431.7
3) Oppose2,18820.0
4) Strongly oppose1,0699.8
9) Dont know Refused (Vol.)9338.5
TOTAL10,940100.0


FAVDTHPN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. (FAVDTHPN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1,39829.9
2) Favor1,66435.5
3) Oppose81417.4
4) Strongly oppose48010.2
9) Dont know/Refused3277.0
TOTAL4,683100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1976

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor98065.4
2) Oppose44629.8
8) Dont know704.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1499100.0


MORAL5 from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003

(CATHOLIC OVERSAMPLE) For each item I name, please tell me if you personally find it morally acceptable or morally unacceptable.- The death penalty (MORAL5)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable84468.1
2) Unacceptable34928.1
8) DK/No opinion473.8
Missing42 
TOTAL1,240100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1980

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor98266.9
2) Oppose39026.6
8) Dont know896.1
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0


GDCTH_5 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

To be a good Catholic, do you have to . . .? Accept the Churchs teaching on the death penalty (GDCTH_5)
TOTAL%
-2) Dont know/Undecided287.1
-1) Refused10.3
1) Yes12431.4
2) No24261.3
Missing129 
TOTAL395100.0


WHICHPEN from Houston Area Survey, 2010

What do you think should generally be the penalty for persons convicted of first-degree murder: the death penalty, life imprisonment with no chance for parole, or life imprisonment with a chance for parole after 25 years? (WHICHPEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK567.5
1) Death penalty29939.9
2) Life without parole30740.9
3) Chance for parole after 25 years8811.7
TOTAL750100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1978

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,01666.3
2) Oppose42727.9
8) Dont know895.8
TOTAL1532100.0


DEATHPEN from December 2006 Values Update Survey

As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. The death penalty for persons convicted of murder. (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1,25230.6
2) Favor1,37533.6
3) Oppose72317.6
4) Strongly oppose47411.6
9) Dont know2746.7
TOTAL4,098100.0


DEATHPEN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- All 50 states should bring back the death penalty. (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree68242.0
2) Somewhat Agree39124.1
3) Somewhat Disagree23214.3
4) Strongly Disagree23514.5
5) Dont know/Refused835.1
TOTAL1,623100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1994

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor2,21574.0
2) Oppose58019.4
8) Dont know1846.1
9) No answer130.4
TOTAL2992100.0


CAPPUN from General Social Survey, 1993

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,15171.7
2) Oppose33721.0
8) Dont know1127.0
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1606100.0


DEATHPEN from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

How about the death penalty? Is it always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, or only sometimes morally wrong? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Always49419.8
2) Usually25410.2
3) Only sometimes1,34253.8
4) Never wrong40616.3
TOTAL2496100.0


IFLPUNSH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

How do you feel about each of the following? -- Capital punishment (IFLPUNSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve1,09741.1
2) Disapprove1,05939.7
3) Dont really care542.0
4) I really dont know45717.1
TOTAL2667100.0


PASTPNSH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Now we would like you to tell us how you think your pastor feels about a variety of things. We realize that this may be somewhat difficult for you to decide, but we ask you to do the best you can. For each of the following items, we would like you to decide whether your pastor approves or disapproves of it, or really has no preference either way. -- Capital punishment (PASTPNSH)
TOTAL%
1) Approves1736.6
2) Disapproves71127.1
3) Doesnt really care150.6
4) I really dont know1,72065.7
TOTAL2619100.0


DEATH from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

Please tell me whether you are generally for or against the increased use of the death penalty. (DEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly for4314.3
2) For15953.0
3) Against5919.7
4) Strongly against165.3
8) Uncertain165.3
9) No answer72.3
TOTAL300100.0


CAPPUN from Middletown Area Study, 2000

To what extent do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? Do you (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Oppose it, or10116.3
2) Do you sometimes favor it and sometimes oppose it22736.7
3) Favor it27544.4
8) Dont Know162.6
TOTAL619100.0


DEATH from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985

FOR THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC ISSUE, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU ARE STRONGLY FOR IT, FOR IT, AGAINST IT, OR STRONGLY AGAINST IT. What do you think about the increased use of the death penalty? (DEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly for it9531.7
2) For it12742.3
3) Against it3812.7
4) Strongly against it248.0
8) Dont know124.0
9) No answer41.3
TOTAL300100.0




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