The above Gallup Survey chart shows sentiment towards gun control over time.

  • Sixty-seven percent of Americans say the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made stricter. This represents an increase of seven percentage points since last fall and is the highest in any Gallup survey since 1993.
  • In addition to the two-thirds of Americans wanting stricter gun laws, 28% say gun laws should be kept as they are now and 4% say they should be made less strict. Both percentages have declined significantly in recent years.
  • Currently, 90% of Democrats say they want stricter gun laws, compared with 65% of independents and 41% of Republicans. All groups are more likely to favor stricter laws than they were two years ago, but Democrats' preferences were already in place before the Parkland shooting. Since then, independents and Republicans have become more likely to want stricter gun laws.
  • A slim majority of Republicans, 52%, prefer that gun laws be kept as they are now, rather than becoming stricter. Just 6% of Republicans, down from 13% in 2016, say gun laws should be made less strict.
  • The average percentage mentioning guns has been 1% since Gallup began asking the most important problem question monthly in 2001.Guns now rank second as the most important problem in the country -- behind dissatisfaction with government, which 22% of Americans mention. Immigration, race relations and unifying the country are also mentioned by at least 5% of U.S. adults.

A record-high percentage name guns as the most Important problem.

Gun Control By Party


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People will deny anything, so I will even provide excuses.

  1. Gallup is nothing but lies.
  2. The survey is wrong now, but it was accurate between 2008 and 2011.
  3. Before 2008 and after 2011, Gallup made up the data to appease the liberal media.

It's absurd to deny a shift in sentiment has take place, but comments to my post Gun Control Sentiment Shifts Dramatically show much absurdity.

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