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The 'Changing Attitudes About the Death Penalty' Chart Weighs In

 - Aug 21, 2011
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American views on capital punishment are documented in the 'Changing Views About the Death Penalty' chart, illustrated by and Column Five Media. This morbid infographic shows that the majority of American citizens believe the death penalty is a proper form of punishment for crimes, and 49 percent think it should be enforced more often.

What I found most interesting in the infographic is the results of a poll asking citizens if they would prefer a lifetime prison sentence or death as punishment for a severe crime. In 1997, most said they would choose death, versus the 2010 results that were almost even.

The 'Changing Views About the Death Penalty' chart is incredibly creative in its design, made out to look like the interior of a prison cell. GOOD and Column Five never disappoint with their infographic designs, and this illustrated graph is yet another one of their extraordinary collaborations.