California Death Penalty

Survey Summary:

Thinking ahead to the 2022 mid-term elections, the California State Legislature is considering placing an amendment to the State Constitution on the ballot to formally abolish the death penalty. If this vote were held today, how would you vote on the Constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty for murderers in California?

 Total
Vote Yes to Abolish43.8
Definitely30.3
Probably9.3
Lean4.2
Vote No Against Abolishing49.0
Definitely32.0
Probably9.5
Lean7.5
Undecided7.2

Now considering what you have heard, if the 2022 mid-term election were held today, how would you vote on the Constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty in California?

 Total
Vote Yes to Abolish40.5
Definitely29.7
Probably5.7
Lean5.2
Vote No Against Abolishing53.3
Definitely39.8
Probably8.3
Lean5.2
Undecided6.2
  Total Approve 42.3 Strongly 28.8 Somewhat 13.5 Disapprove 41.2 Somewhat 9.0 Strongly 32.2 D.K./Refused 16.5    

Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019 executive order issuing a moratorium on all death penalty executions in California?

Methodology:

This poll of 600 likely general election voters in California, was conducted from June 5th, 2021 through June 7th, 2021. All interviews were conducted via telephone by professional interviewers. All interviews were conducted via telephone by professional interviewers. Interview selection was random within predetermined election units.

Thirty-three percent (33.3%) of interviews were live interviews completed on traditional landlines, 33.3% were live interviews conducted on cell-phones, and the remaining 33.3% of interviews were text-to-cell. Twelve percent (12.2%) of interviews were conducted in Spanish by Spanish-speaking interviewers. These samples were then combined and structured to correlate with actual voter turnout in a general election. This poll of 600 likely general election voters in California, has an accuracy of +/- 4.0% at a 95% confidence interval.

Key Demographics:

Gender:

 Total
Men47.0
Women53.0

Party:

 Total
Republican25.3
Democrat46.2
Ind./N.P.P./Other/Ref.28.5

Religion:

Race:

 Total
White53.8
Hispanic28.0
African American/Black8.3
Asian5.8
Other1.5
Refused2.5
  Total 18-29 15.8 30-40 17.8 41-55 23.2 56-65 17.5 Over 65 24.0 Refused 1.7 Mean 49.29    

Age:

 Total
Catholic20.7
Protestant30.5
Jewish3.2
Atheist/Agnostic/Secular24.7
Other7.2
Refused13.8
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