Vast Majority Of Americans Support Common-Sense Gun Reforms
February 26, 2018
New polling this weekend continues to show the overwhelming majority of Americans support stricter gun laws and enacting common-sense gun reforms to ensure a tragedy like the Parkland school shooting never happens again.
Trump and the NRA are both increasingly unpopular:
- A plurality of Americans disapproves of the NRA, with the organization hitting its worst rating in more than two decades.
- Following the Parkland shooting, Trump hit his lowest approval rating yet in a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll, and matched his all-time low in a new CNN poll.
Vast majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws:
- 70% of Americans support stricter gun laws, up 18 points since October.
- 52% say they “strongly” favor stricter gun laws, well above the previous high of 37%.
- Even a majority of gun-owning households (57%) support stricter gun laws.
- By a 2-1 margin (64-32%), Americans say the government and society can take action to prevent mass shootings, a major shift from October when more said they would happen regardless (47-49%).
Americans want common-sense gun reforms:
- By almost a 2-1 margin (61-33%), Americans say tightening gun laws and background checks would prevent more mass shootings.
- 63% support a ban on the sale and possession of high-capacity or extended ammunition magazines.
- 71% support preventing people under age 21 from buying any type of gun.