POLAND. MOST POLES OPPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY
September 21, 2007: most people in Poland oppose capital punishment, according to a survey done three days after Warsaw blocked European Union plans for a symbolic campaign against the death penalty.
Fifty-two percent of those questioned were against capital punishment, while 46 percent favoured it, marking a fall in previous support, the poll by the GfK Polonia public opinion institute found. Two percent had no view. Among opponents, 29 percent said they were firmly against the potential reintroduction of the death penalty in Poland, which was abolished a decade ago, while 23 percent said they were generally against it. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 21/09/2007)