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Support for death penalty is at lowest level in forty years

Support for the death penalty has dropped to its lowest point in over forty years.  A survey done by Pew Research Center reports that less than half (49 percent) of Americans support the death penalty now. Compare that to March of 2015, when 56 percent of Americans supported it, or the mid-’90s, when 80 percent of Americans supported capital punishment. Today, 42 percent of people oppose the death penalty, the highest number since 1972.
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