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We surveyed 110 UT Austin students.  The following yes or no questions were asked:

1.  Do you support the death penalty?

2.  Does lethal injection violate the eight amendment ban on “cruel and unusual” punishment?

3.  Is lethal injection a humane method of execution?

Results (of the 110 students surveyed):

58% Support the death penalty

  • 52% support the death penalty, don’t think it violates the eighth amendment ban, and feel as though it is a humane method of execution.
  • 2% support, don’t think it violates eighth amendment ban, but do not think it is humane.
  • 4% support, do think it violates eighth amendment ban, and think it is humane.
  • <1% support, do think it violates eighth amendment ban, and do not think it is humane.

42%  Do not support the death penalty

  • 23% don’t support, do think it violates the eighth amendment ban, and do not think it is a humane method.
  • 11%  don’t support, do not think it violates the eighth amendment ban, and think it is humane.
  • 4% don’t support, do not think it violates the eighth amendment ban, and do not think it is humane.
  • 4% don’t support, do think it violates the eighth amendment ban, and do think it is humane.