A poll released Monday found that 57% of U.S. adults wanted stricter gun control after the shootings at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. In June it was 66%.
The latest polls come before the recent shootings at nightclubs at the University of Virginia and Colorado Springs, Colorado, both of which have received significant national attention.
Another 32% of respondents said gun laws should remain as they are, and another 10% wanted gun laws to be less stringent.
Since 1990, Gallup has surveyed public sentiment toward gun control laws. The poll put him at a record-high 78% of Americans who support tougher laws on gun sales.
That number has fallen in recent months, but is well above the all-time low of 43% recorded in October 2011 and the share that supported tougher gun control a year ago.
Gallup’s latest survey found, like those in the past, that support for tougher gun laws varies by partisanship.
In the latest survey, 86% of Democrats, 60% of Independents and 27% of Republicans said they want tougher gun control.
Support ratings for each of the three groups have fallen since June, with the largest drop of 11 percentage points among Republicans.
In the wake of the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings, lawmakers have increased background checks on gun buyers under 21, funded states to implement red flag laws, and introduced provisions to crack down on straw purchases. passed bipartisan gun laws, including others.
The bill has the unanimous support of Democrats, 14 Republicans in the House and 15 Republicans in the Senate, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). was
The Gallup survey was conducted October 3 through October 23 via telephone interviews with 1,009 US adults. Error bars are plus or minus 4 percentage points across samples.
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