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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The Washington Post poll

Question 20 of 41

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone February 21-24, 2013, among a random sample of 1,156 adult residents of Maryland. Interviews were conducted on both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt SRBI, Inc of New York, NY. Produced for the Washington Post by Capital Insight.