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Death Penalty, Morality of/View of

How does the respondent feel about the death penalty?


Below are 71 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q39A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q39 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should..a. Abolish the death penalty (Q39A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHPEN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHPEN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NODETHPN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATH OPP from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHCHG from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • During the last ten years, has your support for the death penalty increased, decreased, or has it stayed about the same? (07) (DEATHCHG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHDEC from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • [IF DECREASED (DEATHCHG)]: What was the main reason for the change in your support for the death penalty? (07) (DEATHDEC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHINC from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • IF INCREASED (DEATHCHG)]: What was the main reason for the change in your support for the death penalty? (07) (DEATHINC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHICHPEN from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPMURDER from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPTERISM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V083163A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DTHPNLTY from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INF_DTHP from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISSUES1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISSUES2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISSDEATH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VIEWDTH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHPEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHPEN from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • P4DTHPEN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FAVDTHPN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INFDTHPN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHPEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INFTHNK2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHICHPEN from Houston Area Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHPEN from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATHPEN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PASTPNSH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATH from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you are generally for or against the increased use of the death penalty. (DEATH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CAPPUN from Middletown Area Study, 2000LEARN MORE
    • To what extent do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? Do you (CAPPUN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEATH from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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