It’s widely known that the United States is one of the few nations in the world still using the death penalty.
No other nation in the Americas retains capital punishment. And only Belarus in Europe does. This week the U.S. Supreme Court rejected permanent stays on
executions of the mentally ill. And a new survey shows 63% of the population still likes the idea of executions. Political division? A culture of fear? The Gallup Organization reports that
“Americans’ support for the death penalty as punishment for murder has plateaued in the low 60s in recentyears, after several years in which support was diminishing. Sixty-three percent now favor the death penalty as the punishment for murder, similar to 61% in 2011 and 64% in 2010. Continue reading “Americans still favor death penalty”