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American Catholics support death penalty, poll shows

June 16, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Most American Catholics favor the death penalty, despite the opposition of the Vatican and the US bishops’ conference, a new Pew Research survey shows. The poll found that 58% of Catholics support the use of the death penalty for convicted murderers, while 41% oppose it. Only 36% of the Catholic respondents said that capital punishment is morally wrong. Ironically, atheists (65%) and agnostics (58%) were most likely to oppose the death penalty.

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