Friday, June 5, 2015

New Low in Preference for the Death Penalty

A majority of Americans favor life imprisonment without parole over the death penalty for convicted murderers, a first in ABC News/Washington Post polls.

Given a choice between the two options, 52 percent pick life in prison as the preferred punishment, while 42 percent favor the death penalty - the fewest in polls dating back 15 years. The result follows a botched execution by lethal injection in Oklahoma in late April.


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