Support for the death penalty remains at an all-time low, according to a new poll released by Gallup last week. The poll reflects what we already know: Americans continue to be concerned about the death penalty’s deadly mistakes, its waste, and its failure to keep us safe or help communities heal from violence.
One noteworthy trend tracked by Gallup is the decline of support of the death penalty among republicans. This year’s poll shows that support has dropped 9% since 1994 – when support for the death penalty was at its peak – and a full 5% in just the last year.
Source:: Equal Justice USA