"While it is not the only factor that affects views on state-sanctioned executions, religion does have an impact. The Pew survey breaks down support and opposition by religious affiliation:
73 percent of white evangelical Protestants support the death penalty; 19 percent oppose it.
61 percent of white mainline Protestants support it; 30 percent oppose it.
53 percent of Catholics support it; 42 percent oppose it."