Election Center

POLL: Are Americans more likely to support stricter gun laws after Newtown?

Have the shootings in Connecticut made you more likely to support stricter gun control laws, less likely to support stricter gun control laws, or has your opinion on gun control not changed as a result of the shootings in Connecticut?

No change 50% More likely 43% Les likely 7%
Source: CNN/ORC International
Date conducted: 12/17/2012 - 12/18/2012
Sample: 620 adult Americans
Margin of error: +/- 4% pts

According to This Poll

The CNN/ORC International survey shows that 50% of Americans have not changed their opinion about gun control laws since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, 47% say they are more likely to support stricter gun control laws since the shooting and 7% say they are less likely to support stricter laws.

Notes
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