Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #12051

Geography Surveyed: Roanoke-Lynchburg DMA
Data Collected: 04/18/2007
Release Date: 04/18/2007 12:35 PM ET
Sponsor: WDBJ-TV Roanoke

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  Asked of 500 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

Based on what you know right now, do you think the shootings at Virginia Tech were completely avoidable? Partially avoidable? Or unavoidable?

11% Completely Avoidable
39% Partially Avoidable
46% Unavoidable
5% Not Sure

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  Asked of 500 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

Do you think authorities could have done anything differently that would have prevented the shootings or led to fewer deaths? Or do you think authorities did everything they could?

43% Could Have Done Something Differently
45% Did Everything They Could
11% Not Sure

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  Asked of 500 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

Virginia citizens can obtain licenses to carry concealed weapons, but Virginia Tech has a policy prohibiting guns on campus. If guns were allowed on campus, do you think fewer people would have died? Do you think more people would have died? Or do you not think it would have made a difference either way?

17% Fewer People Would Have Died
31% More People Would Have Died
44% Would Not Have Made a Difference
7% Not Sure

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  Asked of 500 Adults
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

Do you think gun laws in Virginia should be more restrictive than they are now? Less restrictive than they are now? Or do you think gun laws in Virginia are just about right?

52% More Restrictive
8% Less Restrictive
38% About Right
2% Not Sure

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