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New Series: Teachers' Views on Carrying Guns, School Safety

Follow Gallup's special series on U.S. teachers' views on carrying guns in schools and the policies that they believe will make schools safer.

Two Broad Approaches to Preventing School Shootings

Given a choice, more Americans say their leaders should focus on school security and mental health than on changing gun sale laws.

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.

Three in 10 U.S. Parents Worry About Child's Safety at School

Three in 10 U.S. parents say they fear for their child's safety at school -- similar to recent years, but lower than after Columbine and Sandy Hook. One in 10 parents say their child has expressed concerns about safety at school.

Foster a Sense of Safety in Students by Building Engagement

Many U.S. students begin their early years in school feeling safe, but that feeling subsides as they progress through school.

Parents' School Safety Fears Haven't Receded Since Newtown

As the new school year starts, 33% of U.S. parents of school-aged children say they fear for their child's physical safety at school, unchanged from the days right after December's Newtown, Conn., massacre, but up from 25% last August.

Americans' Views on Guns, School Safety Before Connecticut Shooting

As news of the tragic mass shooting Friday at a Connecticut grade school unfolds, experts, leaders, and the media will be taking a hard look at issues of school safety and gun control.

Most U.S. Teachers Oppose Carrying Guns in Schools

Most U.S. teachers are opposed to arming school teachers and staff as a way to prevent casualties in school shootings. Nearly one in five teachers would choose to carry a gun at school.

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.

U.S. Teachers Prioritize Gun Control to Prevent Shootings

U.S. school teachers overwhelmingly say stricter gun laws and bans on assault weapons are the best ways to prevent future school shootings.
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