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The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish the death penalty. In contrast, the death penalty remains legal in the United States. The difference in the legality of capital punishment demonstrates that the majority of American citizens believe in the death penalty, while the majority of Filipino citizens do not.

Which of the following is an assumption upon which the above argument depends?
  • AThere are more murders per year in the United States than in the Philippines. 分析该选项
  • BThe legal status of capital punishment in the United States and the Philippines aligns with how the majority of citizens in those respective countries view the death penalty. 分析该选项
  • CThere are not strong voices opposing the death penalty in the United States. 分析该选项
  • DMost American citizens who believe in the death penalty think that it acts as a deterrent for potential criminals, while most Filipino citizens do not. 分析该选项
  • EThe legal standard used to determine whether a criminal should be sentenced to the death penalty in the United States is similar to the legal standard used in the Philippines before capital punishment was abolished there. 分析该选项
正确答案: B

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