A new survey shows that support of death penalty decreased in USA.

UNITED STATES – According to a survey realised by Gallup, «60% of Americans is in favor of death penalty» for persons who are convicted murderers (ANSA).

It is the «lowest percentage since 1972», also considering that, in the mid-’90s, sentence of death was supported by «80% of population».

Gallup explains that the «current era of lower support may be tied to death penalty moratoriums in several states beginning around 2000 after several death-row inmates were later proven innocent of the crimes of which they were convicted. More recently, since 2006, six states have repealed death penalty laws outright, including Maryland this year» (Gallup).

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