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Poll Says Younger Christians are Less Supportive of Death Penalty

(RNS) One day after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder (Jan. 16), a new poll shows younger Christians are not as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith.

When asked if they agreed that “the government should have the option to execute the worst criminals,” 42 percent of self-identified Christian boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, said “yes.” Only 32 percent of self-identified Christian millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, said the same thing.

The poll conducted by Barna Group this past summer and released to Religion News Service Friday, surveyed 1,000 American adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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  • Bighoss

    Too many people on death row have been later found not guilty for this nation to continue to use the death penalty.

  • mallen11

    Young people today have not been taught the written Word of God and do not know that the Bible teaches capital punishment. People live as unto themselves and as unto the Lord when the knowledge of His Word is not known.
    Rom 13:4 …for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.
    Mt 26:52 Then Jesus said to him “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.
    Gen 9:5-6 Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man’s brother I will require the life of man. 6 Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man.
    Ex 21:12 He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.