DPIC's Death Penalty Quiz

TrueFalse   The death penalty saves taxpayers money because it is cheaper to execute someone than to keep them in prison for the rest of their life.

TrueFalse   Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, more black people have been executed than white people.

TrueFalse   After the Supreme Court allowed the death penalty to resume in 1976, the first person to be executed was Gary Gilmore in Utah by a firing squad.

TrueFalse   Since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S., very few people have been released from death row because they were innocent.

TrueFalse   In most states with the death penalty, you can be executed even if you suffer from mental illness.

TrueFalse   There are some states in the U.S. where you cannot receive the death penalty for any crime.

TrueFalse   Hanging has not been used as a method of execution in the United States for over 30 years.

TrueFalse   When the police chiefs of the U.S. were polled on their views about ways to lower the crime rate, only 1% named the death penalty as their top priority in reducing violent crime.

TrueFalse   No woman has been executed in the U.S. for over 25 years.

TrueFalse    Those who commit a crime when they are under 18 years of age are ineligible for the death penalty in the U.S.