50%
Yes
50%
No
38%
Yes
45%
No
12%
Yes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence
3%
No, spending life in prison is a harsher sentence
1%
Yes, but the victim’s family should decide the punishment
2%
No, too many people are innocently convicted

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 @ALcubbybear88 from Illinois answered…1yr1Y

No, any use of the death penalty at any level of government is a clear violation of The Ten Commandments and I strongly oppose any and all effort to reinstate it

 @9LMMHM7from Ontario answered…4 days4D

Yes, but the victim's family should decide, and only if it is a horrific crime with undeniable evidence

 @9KDYD2Wfrom Saskatchewan answered…2mos2MO

I believe the victim’s family should decide. However, I also believe that the person found guilty needs to thoroughly be proven guilty.

 @9K58RGLfrom Yukon Territory answered…2mos2MO

Yes, but only with substantial clear evidence and only with the purpose of completely eliminating the possibility of that crime occurring by the same person a second time. Punishment is a waste, 100% prevention is worthwhile but only with crimes where the risk of recidivism is extreme. Child abuse, murder, sex trafficking, and so forth

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