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Pakistan: New Poll Shows 78 Percent of Pakistanis Support Death Penalty for Leaving Islam

— 83 percent support stoning adulterers
— Consistent with previous polls where 75 percent have called for implementation of strict Sharia law by Pakistan government

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— Report page 3 — “The new poll finds broad support for harsh punishments: 78% favor death for those who leave Islam; 80% favor whippings and cutting off hands for crimes like theft and robbery; and 83% favor stoning adulterers.”
— Questions 62b, 62c, and 62d, page 17
— Page 18 – “only 16% of Pakistanis express a favorable view of the U.S.”