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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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


 

Subcategories
Alternative Punishments?In this question respondents are asked if they prefer the death penalty or alternatives.
Changed Views?Have respondents' views on the death penalty changed?
ExpansionShould the death penalty be used more often or for a wider variety of offenses?
Favor?Do respondents favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?
Government Abolish?Should the government abolish the death penalty?
InfluenceWhat has influenced respondents' thinking on the death penalty?
MoralityIs the death penalty morally acceptable?
Religious TeachingsThis question type asks if the respondent's congregations discusses the death penalty, or if religious teaching regarding the death penalty are relevant

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