Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:04 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Gallup, "65% of Americans say the U.S. Senate should have
passed the measure that would have expanded background checks for gun
purchases, while 29% agree with the Senate's failure to pass the
measure." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Gallup reports that 65% of Americans believe the U.S. Senate should have passed the measure that would have expanded background checks for gun purchases: 29% agree with the Senate's refusal to pass the measure
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey byNBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll reports that 70% of Latinos believe that "that the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made more strict." Just 5% support strict laws and 22% believe they should remain the same.
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Quinnipiac reports that 88% of American voters back the idea of universal background checks before permitting the purchase of a firearm; just 10% are opposed.
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at 8:41 AM by Maurice Berger
A survey by Pew Research of gun owners reports that 48% own firearms for protection; 32% said they own guns principally for hunting purposes. Twelve years ago, the answers were nearly reversed: 26% of those surveyed said they
owned a gun for protection, while 49% said they used it mainly for
Posted Feb 08, 2013 at 9:45 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, 67% of Republican voters believe that "violent video games" represent a bigger threat to public safety than guns.
Posted Feb 06, 2013 at 9:05 AM by Maurice Berger
According to an analysis by Gallup, "Men are three times more likely than women to personally own guns,
representing one of the largest demographic differences in gun
ownership, according to an analysis of Gallup polls from 2007 to 2012.
Gun ownership also varies significantly by region, with Southerners more
likely to own guns than those living in other regions of the United
States. Marriage is also a strong predictor of gun ownership." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at 7:50 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by Gallup, "Americans' immediate reaction to President Barack Obama's proposals for
new laws designed to reduce gun violence is more positive than negative,
with 53% saying they would want their representative in Congress to
vote for the set of proposed new laws, while 41% say their
representative should vote against them."
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new poll by Gallup: "In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, and as Vice
President Joe Biden leads a federal task force that will recommend ways
to curb gun violence in the U.S., 38% of Americans are dissatisfied
with the nation's gun laws and want them strengthened. This is up from
25% who held this set of views a year ago, and is the highest since
2001. Still, more Americans are either satisfied with current gun laws,
43%, or think they should be loosened, 5%." Here is Gallup's chart:
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new survey by CNN/ORC taken in the days following the tragic Newtown, Connecticut massacre, a
narrow majority of Americans--52%--support significant restrictions on
owning guns or an outright ban on gun ownership by ordinary citizens.
43% say the shooting makes them more likely to support more gun
restrictions. CNN/ORC observes: "All of those numbers are much
higher than they were in a CNN poll conducted in January, 2011,
indicating that the tragedy in Connecticut may be affecting more
Americans more intensely than other recent attacks."
Posted Oct 13, 2009 at 1:39 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new Gallup survey, a record low of 44% of Americans say the laws covering
firearm sales should be made more strict. That is down 5 points in the
last year and 34 points from the high of 78% recorded the first time
the question was asked, in 1990. Here is Gallup's chart: