Survey 1

To truly understand people’s opinions and views towards the death penalty I have created a survey to gather this information. 

Below are the questions, that I ask in Survey 1.

If you would like to answer the survey click here 

1.) What is your age? 

  • under 18
  • 19-25
  • 26-35
  • 36-45
  • 46-55
  • 55+

2.) What is your gender? 

  • Male
  • Female
  • Other

3.) Are you FOR or AGAINST the death penalty?

  • FOR (yes agree with it)
  • AGAINST ( no don’t agree with it)

4.) What crimes would you have the death penalty as punishment for?

  • All murders
  • Worst murders
  • Serial / child rape
  • terrorism
  • serious drug crime

5.) How should executions of those receiving the death penalty should be carried out?

  • Hanging
  • lethal injection
  • shooting
  • electric chair
  • beheading
  • stoned 

6.) Should executions be…

  • private
  • public
  • publicised / tv or media

7.) What should be the miminum age to receive the death penalty be? 

  • 16
  • 18
  • 20

8.) If YOU were the criminal, receiving the death penalty – what method of execution would you choose for yourself?

  • Hanging
  • lethal injection
  • shooting
  • electric chair
  • beheading
  • stoned 

9.) If YOU had been convicted of murder in a country where the death penalty was legal, would you rather…

  • Method of execution chose in question 8
  • Life sentence in prison without parole

10.) Consider the answers below – why are you FOR the death penalty?

  • Stops criminals from committing another crime / being a danger to society
  • Deters crime
  • Retribution (punishes criminal)
  • Cost of keeping the criminal in prison for the rest of their life
  • Moral or religious reasons
  • Other (please specify)…

11.) Consider the answers below – why are you AGAINST the death penalty?

  • Danger of executing an innocent person
  • Cruelty of execution process
  • Moral or religious reasons
  • Effect of executions on society
  • Other (please specify)…
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