A majority of adults in the U.S. favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder, according to a recent survey. However, views about the death penalty vary by religion – with atheists and agnostics opposing this form of punishment at about the same rate as Americans overall support it.

Roughly two-thirds of atheists (65%) and 57% of agnostics either strongly or somewhat oppose the death penalty for people convicted of murder.

Meanwhile, 60% of U.S. adults overall favor the death penalty.