Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2021 / 10:34 am
A majority of U.S. adults still support the administration of capital punishment, according to a June 2 Pew Research Center report.
The report referred to a survey taken in April that was conducted online using the Center’s American Trends Panel, which concluded about six-in-ten U.S. adults favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder.
Majority support for the death penalty gradually rises with an increase of the age of respondents. The most supportive of the death penalty are adults ages 50 to 64 with 69% in favor.
The least supportive aged group are those respondents ages 18 to 29 with 51% approval. The age groups of 39 to 49, and 65 and older both showed about six-in-ten favoring use of the death penalty.