When I read those numbers it didn't really surprise me.  We already know about how many "mistakes" have been made where an innocent man is put to death.  That may be one of the reason the numbers opposed to the death penalty continue to rise.  There are other reasons as well.  Regardless, it's something to give thought to. Are you for or against the death penality? I wonder if the number opposed to the death penalty is higher in West Michigan given it's religious make up.