Appendix to opinion of Rehnquist, C. J.
|Polling Institute, Death Penalty Survey Info., Q. 35 (Apr. 23, 2001)||11% don't know||murder who are mentally retarded should or should not receive the death penalty?"|
|FL||Amnesty International Martin Dyckman, Death Penalty's High Price, St. Petersburg Times, Apr. 19, 1992, at 3D||1986||71% opposed||[not provided]|
|GA||Georgia State University Tracy Thompson, Executions of Retarded Opposed, Atlanta Journal, Jan. 6, 1987, at 1B||1987||66% opposed 17% favor 16% depends||[not provided]|
|LA||Marketing Research Inst., Loyola Death Penalty Survey, Q. 7 (Feb. 1993)||1993||77.7% no 9.2% yes 13% uncertain||"Would you vote for the death penalty if the convicted person is mentally retarded?"|
|LA||Louisiana Poll, Poll 104, Q. 9 (Apr. 2001)||2001||68% no 19% yes 11% no opinion 2% won't say||"Do you believe mentally retarded people, who are convicted of capital murder, should be executed?"|
|MD||Survey Research Center, University of Maryland (Nov. 1988)||1988||82% opposed 8% favor 10% other||"Would you favor or oppose the death penalty for a person convicted of murder if he or she is mentally retarded?"|
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