Opinion on the Death Penalty for Those Convicted of Violent Crimes (February 2010)

Opinion on the Death Penalty for Those Convicted of Violent Crimes (February 2010)

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categorycolumn-1
Strongly support53%
Somewhat support25%
Somewhat oppose10%
Strongly oppose8%
Don't know4%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Strongly support35%66%70%
Somewhat support31%17%20%
Somewhat oppose15%6%6%
Strongly oppose16%8%3%
Don't know3%3%2%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Strongly support67%67%73%
Somewhat support18%22%18%
Somewhat oppose9%8%3%
Strongly oppose5%1%3%
Don't know1%2%2%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Strongly support39%29%37%
Somewhat support22%43%27%
Somewhat oppose24%18%12%
Strongly oppose13%7%20%
Don't know2%4%3%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Strongly support31%43%68%
Somewhat support30%31%20%
Somewhat oppose16%10%7%
Strongly oppose18%10%3%
Don't know4%7%2%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Strongly support62%68%75%
Somewhat support22%22%15%
Somewhat oppose9%6%4%
Strongly oppose5%2%4%
Don't know2%2%2%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Strongly support35%24%36%
Somewhat support36%30%15%
Somewhat oppose15%25%2%
Strongly oppose11%17%43%
Don't know3%5%4%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Strongly support34%67%81%
Somewhat support29%23%10%
Somewhat oppose16%5%5%
Strongly oppose18%2%2%
Don't know3%2%1%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Strongly support59%27%51%
Somewhat support23%30%26%
Somewhat oppose8%14%12%
Strongly oppose7%17%9%
Don't know3%12%2%

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categoryMaleFemale
Strongly support59%48%
Somewhat support22%28%
Somewhat oppose9%10%
Strongly oppose8%9%
Don't know2%6%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Strongly support44%57%57%
Somewhat support28%21%29%
Somewhat oppose10%11%6%
Strongly oppose12%8%5%
Don't know5%4%3%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Strongly support54%58%48%65%55%35%
Somewhat support29%24%25%18%29%22%
Somewhat oppose0%8%11%9%8%21%
Strongly oppose11%5%12%4%6%18%
Don't know7%5%4%4%2%4%

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