Dow Reader - Dow Reader Pg. 85-87 Public Opinion on the...

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Dow Reader Pg. 85-87 Public Opinion on the death penalty - high levels of support for death penalty= “hard” opinion Americans support the death penalty - mistaken murder convictions effect public opinion - just under 70 percent support the death penalty - 25-30 percent oppose it - these numbers have been stable for 30 years - in the 1950’s and 1960’s, 50 percent for the death penalty and 35 percent Who supports the death penalty? - almost everybody - some only give it a bare majority support - African Americans were the opponents The Future - not likely to lose support - opinion for these types of issues tends to change slowly pg. 89-94 Voter turnout in America: Ten Myths By: Ruy Teixeira - voter turnout has dropped over 13 points since 1960 - this puts voter turnout at 50.2 percent of the voting population - lowest level was in 1924 with 43.9 percent Ten Myths 1. turnout is going down because the poor are dropping out of politics a. turnout is going down because all groups- poor, middle, rich- have
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