Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #24634
 
1In general, do you support or oppose the death penalty?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 6.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Support60%69%52%57%55%58%76%56%65%61%47%63%57%82%52%60%81%60%47%63%56%62%49%67%66%60%60%58%72%57%60%51%
Oppose26%22%30%28%31%28%16%29%23%27%44%24%25%10%37%26%13%28%37%22%26%28%31%23%25%26%28%22%22%28%26%30%
Not Sure14%9%18%15%14%14%9%15%12%12%9%14%18%8%11%14%6%12%15%15%17%9%20%11%9%14%12%20%6%16%14%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%25%25%17%58%42%38%6%39%17%22%42%24%23%35%30%20%40%40%36%37%28%40%52%9%21%39%27%13%
 
2Do you think there are any crimes where the death penalty is appropriate?
240 Who Generally Oppose Death PenaltyAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 7.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Yes46%43%48%58%40%30%61%50%39%48%49%46%41%39%45%44%36%45%43%54%47%40%48%43%45%45%47%43%39%41%58%43%
No34%41%30%29%38%38%33%33%37%32%48%33%35%39%34%37%54%35%35%19%37%39%35%31%36%37%33%25%51%35%26%32%
Not Sure20%16%22%13%23%31%7%17%25%21%3%21%24%22%20%19%9%21%22%27%16%21%17%26%19%18%19%32%10%24%16%25%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Generally Oppose Death Penalty100%39%61%35%28%27%10%63%37%38%7%36%19%10%51%24%10%35%39%19%43%38%46%30%24%40%51%9%14%42%27%16%
 
3Inmates on death row in California are executed by lethal injection. Would you support or oppose the death penalty if it existed in some other form?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 6.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Support51%63%39%44%49%56%58%46%57%48%49%54%51%75%45%42%70%48%45%61%45%51%42%59%51%51%51%52%66%44%53%44%
Oppose26%21%30%28%27%24%20%28%23%25%21%28%24%11%29%34%18%26%36%18%29%26%26%22%30%25%27%23%20%30%25%21%
Not Sure24%16%31%28%23%20%21%26%21%27%30%18%25%14%26%24%13%26%20%21%25%23%32%19%19%24%23%25%14%26%22%35%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%25%25%17%58%42%38%6%39%17%22%42%24%23%35%30%20%40%40%36%37%28%40%52%9%21%39%27%13%
 
4Do you feel the legal process that leads to the death penalty is fair? Or unfair?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 6.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Fair57%63%51%52%57%63%58%54%61%59%34%63%48%81%55%48%82%55%50%62%52%59%46%64%62%57%59%45%68%55%60%40%
Unfair21%19%23%22%21%16%27%21%21%18%22%19%32%7%23%31%12%26%25%16%21%24%21%22%19%19%23%17%18%23%18%25%
Not Sure22%17%26%27%22%20%15%25%18%23%44%18%20%11%22%20%7%19%25%22%27%16%33%14%18%24%18%39%14%21%22%36%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%25%25%17%58%42%38%6%39%17%22%42%24%23%35%30%20%40%40%36%37%28%40%52%9%21%39%27%13%
 
5Three years ago, California voters blocked a moratorium on the death penalty. Now, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order to ban the death penalty in California. Do you support or oppose the Governor's order?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 6.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Support34%30%37%32%40%40%19%36%32%33%42%35%32%27%43%30%23%34%48%37%30%36%33%30%41%39%32%25%35%38%30%27%
Oppose50%58%42%49%46%45%68%47%54%51%31%52%49%63%43%54%68%52%34%49%50%51%43%59%48%46%54%46%56%46%54%48%
Not Sure16%11%20%19%14%15%13%17%14%16%27%13%19%10%15%16%8%14%18%14%19%13%24%12%11%15%14%29%9%16%16%25%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%25%25%17%58%42%38%6%39%17%22%42%24%23%35%30%20%40%40%36%37%28%40%52%9%21%39%27%13%
 
6Governor Newsom says the death penalty is not in keeping with our core values. Do you agree or disagree?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 6.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Agree37%35%39%42%42%36%20%42%30%36%51%38%33%26%47%34%26%33%56%36%34%40%39%31%41%44%34%22%34%41%31%39%
Disagree49%57%42%44%46%50%64%45%56%52%35%47%52%68%42%48%70%52%33%49%46%53%41%62%44%43%53%58%57%45%51%47%
Not Sure14%8%20%14%12%14%16%13%15%12%14%15%15%5%11%18%3%14%11%15%20%7%20%7%15%13%13%20%9%14%18%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%25%25%17%58%42%38%6%39%17%22%42%24%23%35%30%20%40%40%36%37%28%40%52%9%21%39%27%13%
 
7How concerned are you that the Governor's use of executive power to ban the death penalty could lead to executive orders on other issues, such as abortion, in the future? Very concerned? Somewhat concerned? Not very concerned? Or not at all concerned?
600 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeUrbanicityRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 6.6 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KUrbanSuburbanRuralCentral Greater Inland EBay Area
Very33%36%31%31%31%42%29%31%37%36%24%37%23%63%22%29%66%28%18%36%35%31%29%32%42%36%31%33%56%30%27%21%
Somewhat32%32%31%35%34%28%27%35%27%32%36%24%45%23%33%42%16%44%34%35%31%31%30%29%37%32%31%31%20%35%32%38%
Not Very18%15%22%19%24%12%19%21%15%20%24%14%24%9%23%14%14%16%23%12%20%21%22%19%13%18%18%24%10%21%17%29%
Not At All11%13%9%9%8%8%25%9%15%8%11%17%6%3%19%7%4%8%23%6%10%15%10%17%5%8%15%3%10%8%19%7%
Not Sure5%3%8%6%3%10%0%5%6%4%5%8%2%2%3%9%0%5%3%11%4%3%9%3%3%5%5%9%3%7%5%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%33%25%25%17%58%42%38%6%39%17%22%42%24%23%35%30%20%40%40%36%37%28%40%52%9%21%39%27%13%