Of late, we have heard a lot of talk in the news about the death penalty. Some of our politicians talk as if the death penalty has widespread acceptance.
So I am curious to know to what extent ordinary people really support capital punishment.
Personally I am against the death penalty for a number of reasons.
Globally, more and more countries are doing away with capital punishment. According to Amnesty International, more than two-thirds of the countries in the world have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice:
- Abolitionist for all crimes: 95
- Abolitionist for ordinary crimes only: 9
- Abolitionist in practice: 35
Total abolitionist in law or practice: 139
Now, let’s see how many of you support or oppose the death penalty.