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Death Penalty poll

The Nation reports:

More than a third of New Zealanders would support the reintroduction of the death penalty.

In a Curia poll for TV3’s “The Nation” of 624 respondents, 38 per cent were in favour of the death penalty, 55 per cent were against it, and 7 per cent were undecided.

35 per cent of Labour voters favoured the death penalty and National voters polled at 44 per cent. Least likely to be in favour were Green Party voters at 19 per cent, but the most in favour of capital punishment were New Zealand First voters at 84 per cent.


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Justice System Confidence

A Research NZ poll of 500 respondents on confidence in the justice system was conducted from 7 to 14 August 2008.

  • 36% say they have full trust and confidence in the NZ justice system, and 62% do not.
  • The more money a respondents earns, the less likely they are to trust the justice system.
  • 1% say sentences are too hard, 75% too soft and 21% about right.
  • 48% support capital punishment for the worst murders and 49% do not.

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