A few numbers

% of Americans who support the death penalty as an option: 64

% of Americans who believe innocent people have been executed by mistake: 81

We can’t know the exact overlap between these two groups, but lets average it out and apply the 81% figure to the 64%: 52% of this country believe that the death penalty has resulted in the murder of innocent people… and we should keep doing it anyway.

52%. An absolute majority.

But, but! There is hope yet for America, where our continuing utilization of capital punishment puts us in the company of such illustrious friends as Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. You see, only a mere 40% of people think we should use it on robbers. Progress.

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