4 -- Part 17: FEDERALISM AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
53 percent of Americans say religion is very important in their lives, and 26 percent say it is somewhat important.
Many religions can lead to eternal life according to 65 percent of Americans.
88 percent of Americans who are not affiliated with any religion are not looking for a faith that would be right for them.
49 percent of gun owners owned guns for hunting, 26 percent for protection, and 26 percent for other reasons.
Thirty percent of gun owners owned guns for hunting, 48 percent for protection, and 19 percent for other reasons.
Protection was the reason more people owned guns in 20 13 than in 19 99.
The gun debate is dividing Americans.
66 percent of Americans said it was more important to control gun ownership, while 29 percent said it was more important to protect gun rights.
51 percent said it was more important to control gun ownership, and 47 percent said it was more important to protect gun rights.
One-third of the guns on the planet are owned by the United States population.
Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by a gun than someone from a developing country.
61 percent of gun deaths in America in 2016 were suicides, 35 percent were homicides, and 4 percent were accidental discharges.
One thousand four hundred and seventy-seven people have been executed in the United States.
Fifty-two executions took place in Texas.
Between 51 and one hundred and twelve executions took place in the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
The states with the most executions were Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
The states with the most executions were Indiana, Mississippi, and Delaware.
The states with the most executions were California, Nevada, Utah, and Illinois.
1 to 5 executions took place in each of the states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut.
There have been no executions in the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
3 executions have been done by the federal government.
Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Delaware, and Maine have abolished the death penalty.
One thousand four hundred and seventy-seven executions were caused by lethal injection, one hundred and fifty-eight by electrocution, 11 by gas chamber, 3 by hanging, and 3 by firing squad.
71 percent of Americans think that the death penalty is a bad idea.
26 percent of Americans think the death penalty is reliable, and 2 percent think it depends.
63 percent of Americans think the death penalty is justified.