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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.

Record U.S. Partisan Divide on Views of the NRA

Eighty-eight percent of Republicans and 24% of Democrats have favorable views of the NRA, the largest partisan gap in Gallup's trend.

Ten Takeaways About Americans' Views of Guns

In the wake of recent mass shootings, a broad majority of Americans support stricter gun laws, but are divided over what changes should be made.

Direction From the American Public on Gun Policy

While a majority of Americans support the concept of stricter gun control, there is wide variation on backing for specific policies.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Gun Control Remains an Important Factor for U.S. Voters

Most U.S. registered voters say gun control plays an important role in how they vote, but just 24% say a candidate must share their views on the issue.

In the News: School Shootings

Before the recent school shootings in Kentucky and Texas, 24% of U.S. parents said they feared for their children's safety at school.
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