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This bulletin examines changes in the attitudes of Kentucky residents toward the death penalty. Over the period 1989 to 1999, the level of opposition to the death in Kentucky has risen. In 1999, 28.3 percents of the respondents were either strongly (17.3 %) or somewhat (11%) against the death penalty. Also, the percentage of respondents who were unsure about the use of capital punishment declined from 16.3 to 12.5 percent. By 1999, support for the death penalty had declined by 10 percents points (59.2 %).



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