Majority supports death penalty in Maryland, despite skepticism of deterrence and fairness

Poll Questions

Q: On another subject, do you favor or oppose the death penalty for people convicted of murder?

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Q: Do you feel that the death penalty acts as a deterrent to murder - that it lowers the murder rate - or not?

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Q: Generally speaking, do you believe the death penalty has been applied fairly or unfairly in Maryland?

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Q: Critics of the death penalty in Maryland say it is immoral, has been unfairly applied and should be abolished - replaced by life in prison with no chance for parole. Supporters of the death penalty in Maryland say it should remain an option for those convicted of committing the most terrible crimes. Which view is closer to your own, that Maryland law should allow for the death penalty or should the death penalty be abolished and replaced with life in prison with no chance of parole?

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