Mini Poll Results

Death, or Life?

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for a person convicted of murder?
  • 52%
    Favor
  • 48%
    Oppose
Do you believe the death penalty is applied fairly or unfairly in Missouri?
  • 49%
    Fairly
  • 51%
    Unfairly
Apart from your opinion about the death penalty, what form of punishment do you consider to be the most humane?
  • 78%
    Lethal injection
  • 10%
    Firing squad
  • 2%
    Hanging
  • 3%
    Electric chair
  • 7%
    Gas Chamber
Do you feel that the death penalty acts as a deterrent to committing murder (that it lowers the murder rate)?
  • 32%
    Yes, it does
  • 68%
    No, it doesn’t
Just your best guess, about what percent of the people who are executed under the death penalty are really innocent of the crime they were charged with?
  • 17%
    None
  • 48%
    1-5%
  • 19%
    6-10%
  • 9%
    11-20%
  • 6%
    21-50%
  • 2%
    More than 50%
Do you believe that the State of Missouri will have the death penalty in five years?
  • 78%
    Yes
  • 22%
    No