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Support wavers

Just after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder, a poll released by Barna Group shows that younger Christians aren’t as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith. When asked if they agreed that “the government should have the option to execute the worst criminals,” 42 percent of self-identified Christian boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, said “yes.” Only 32 percent of self-identified Christian millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, said the same thing.


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