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Americans Widely Support Tighter Regulations on Gun Sales
The vast majority of Americans, including many gun owners, favor background checks for all gun purchases, 30-day waiting periods and gun registration.
Crime Victims More Likely to Own Guns
Americans who have recently been the victim of a crime report higher rates of gun ownership than nonvictims.
Four in 10 Americans Fear Being a Victim of a Mass Shooting
Americans' worry about being the victim of a mass shooting is similar to the level found after the 2015 San Bernardino shooting. Democrats believe new gun laws would reduce shootings; Republicans disagree.
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.
U.S. Public Opinion on Four Key State Ballot Measures
Find out where Americans stand on four key issues that were on the ballot in several states: marijuana legalization, the death penalty, gun control and increasing the minimum wage.
Americans' Dissatisfaction With U.S. Gun Laws at New High
Americans' dissatisfaction with the nation's gun laws climbed to 62% in 2016, a record high in Gallup's trend. Dissatisfaction with policies to reduce or control crime is also at a new high.
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%.
American Public Opinion and Guns
Americans overwhelmingly favor new background check laws, but tend to doubt they will reduce mass shootings. Americans do not favor banning handguns, and a majority think that carrying concealed weapons could make the nation safer.
Partisan Differences Growing on a Number of Issues
Republicans and Democrats have increasingly different views on many policy and social issues, but on several, the party gap has not changed or has even narrowed.
The Two Strains of Americans' Approaches to Guns
Most Americans would support new laws requiring universal background checks for gun purchases in the U.S. A majority also believe that more Americans owning and carrying guns would be effective in preventing situations like the Orlando mass ...