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Public Support for Capital Punishment

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 If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image.                                        [Genesis 9:6]

“Controversy over the Sept. 21 execution of Troy Davis, has focused renewed attention on the death penalty. Davis was convicted in 1991 of killing a Georgia police officer. A 2010 Pew Research Center survey found that most Americans (62%) express support for the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. An analysis of trends over time shows that public support for capital punishment has experienced significant rises and dips since the late 1960s, but it has never fallen below 50%.”

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http://pewforum.org/Death-Penalty/An-Enduring-Majority-Americans-Continue-to-Support-the-Death-Penalty.aspx

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Accountability, Death Penalty, justice

 

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