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Americans' Support for Death Penalty Wanes

A botched lethal injection in an Oklahoma prison recently has led to a suspension of executions in that state pending an investigation and the U.S. Supreme Court has tightened rules for screening out death row inmates for mental impairment.  Support for capital punishment remains high in the United States, but opposition to the death penalty is growing.   Recent public opinion polls by Gallup and the Pew Research Center indicate support for the death penalty in the United States...

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