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But among Catholics and the religiously unaffiliated, opinion is more divided: 53% of Catholics favor capital punishment, while 42% oppose it.
 According to a MADPET report from April 2011, of the 441 people hanged in Malaysia from 1960 to early 2011, 78 were convicted of murder. According to various human rights and news sources, drug trafficking crimes may compose the majority of death sentences in Malaysia, with murder generally making up the difference.
Support for the death penalty has long been divided by gender and race.
In the new survey, about six-in-ten men (61%) say they are in favor of the death penalty and 34% are opposed.
White evangelical Protestants continue to back the use of the death penalty by a wide margin (73% favor, 19% oppose).
White mainline Protestants also are substantially more likely to support (61%) than oppose (30%) the death penalty.
While the share of Americans supporting the death penalty has risen since 2016, it remains much lower than in the 1990s or throughout much of the 2000s.