Gallup: In U.S., Support for Death Penalty falls to 39-year low

“Sixty-one percent of Americans approve of using the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, down from 64% last year. This is the lowest level of support since 1972, the year the Supreme Court voided all existing state death penalty laws in Furman v. Georgia.

CLICK HERE for more charts and questions posed to Americans nationwide on the use of execution for justice.

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