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In the News: Key Insights Into Americans' Views on Guns

A clear majority, 67% of Americans, supported tougher gun laws in a March poll, the highest level since 1993. However, there is a partisan split on the issue.

U.S. Preference for Stricter Gun Laws Highest Since 1993

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. adults say the laws covering firearm sales should be stricter, up from 60% last fall and the highest since 1993.

Snapshot: Americans Dissatisfied With U.S. Gun Laws

Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the nation's gun laws. Dissatisfied Americans overwhelmingly want stricter gun laws.

More Now Favor New Gun Laws Over Stricter Enforcement

For the first time, a slight majority of Americans want the government to pass new gun laws rather than just enforce the current laws more strictly.

Support for Stricter Gun Laws Edges Up in U.S.

After the Las Vegas mass shooting, support for stricter gun sale laws is at its highest point since 2004. However, there's no consensus on assault weapons.

Parental Fear About School Safety Back to Pre-Newtown Level

The percentage of U.S. parents who fear for their children's safety at school has dropped to 24%, a level not seen since before the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, massacre.

In U.S., Support for Assault Weapons Ban at Record Low

Americans' support for a ban on assault rifles is the lowest in Gallup's 20-year trend, at 36%.

U.S. Parents' Fears for Child's Safety at School Unchanged

In the U.S., 28% of parents of school-aged children express concern for their child's physical safety at school, while 13% say their children have expressed fear about feeling unsafe at school.

How High Will Terrorism Concerns Rise, How Long Will They Last?

The Orlando massacre Sunday may cause Americans once again to say terrorism or guns are the nation's most important problem, as they did last December after the Paris and San Bernardino attacks.

Americans' Desire for Stricter Gun Laws Up Sharply

A majority of Americans (55%) say there should be stricter laws regarding gun sales, a sharp rise from last year. Most Americans, however, still do not think there should be a ban on handguns for those not in the police.
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