Poll: Most Americans Say Bombing Suspect Should be Put to Death

Image: Poll: Most Americans Say Bombing Suspect Should be Put to Death Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:36 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Seventy percent of respondents in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll say suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death if convicted.

At the same time, 74 percent of 1,000 adults surveyed said they support the decision to try the 19-year-old Tsarnaev in the federal court system opposed to a military trial.

Among Republicans, 84 percent support the death penalty for Tsarnaev, while 69 percent independents surveyed said they also favor death for the young man if convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Among Democrats, 64 percent said they thought Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death as well.

Among African-Americans, 52 percent support the death penalty in the case, while 75 percent of whites took the same view. Among Hispanics, 62 percent of respondents were in favor of the putting Tsarnaev to death if convicted.

Support for a civilian trial instead of a military tribunal was overwhelming in the survey taken April 24-28, with Republicans, independents, and Democrats all agreeing by wide margins that Tsarnaev should be tried by a jury of his peers in the federal court system..

Urgent: Do You Support Background Checks on Gun Buyers? Vote in Urgent Poll

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Faithful Prepare to Celebrate Canonization of 2 Beloved Popes

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 20:35 PM

Rome is "ready, very ready" for the canonization of former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, the Eternal City's mayor,  . . .

Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 19:37 PM

Conservatives slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying tha . . .

Hollywood Finding Hits With Films for the Faithful

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 19:46 PM

With "Heaven Is for Real" bringing in $21.5 million over the Easter weekend, Hollywood has its fourth faith-based box of . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved