Most Support Death Penalty For Fort Hood Shooter
WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Likely U.S. voters overwhelmingly support the death penalty for the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre, a poll released Friday indicated.
Three-quarters of those responding to the IBOPE Zogby International poll said they believe Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan should be sentenced to death if he is convicted of killing 13 people and 62 percent said they strongly support the death penalty. Only 18 percent would oppose the death penalty and 6 percent were unsure.
Hasan is awaiting court martial for the 2009 shooting spree. While the death penalty is an option, the U.S. military has not put anyone to death since 1961.
The interactive poll surveyed 2,297 registered voters July 22-25. The margin of error is 2.1 percentage points.
UPI - United Press International, Inc. Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.
Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Most Support Death Penalty For Fort Hood Shooter”
Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.
Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org