Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20160
 
Though Majority in L.A. Still Says Gun Control More Important Than Gun Ownership Rights, No New Groundswell Following Newtown Slaughter:

In greater Los Angeles, there is no new groundswell of support for gun control on several key questions, when a just-completed 12/17/12 SurveyUSA poll is compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 07/23/12, days after the 07/20/12 Aurora CO theater shootings. At the highest level, Los Angeles continues to say the need to control gun ownership is more important than the rights of gun owners to possess weapons, just as Los Angeles said 5 months ago. Democrats and Republicans find common ground on banning semi-automatic weapons and on limiting the amount of ammunition that can be purchased at one time.

Click on the "Triangle T" below, every place you see it, to open the interactive tracking graphs that show the difference between 07/23/12 and today 12/17/12.

 
What do you think is more important -- to protect the right of Americans to own guns, or to control gun ownership?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?Education
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Right To Own39%48%30%36%46%33%44%41%37%45%13%43%26%49%27%50%50%38%34%58%29%42%37%40%
Control Ownership54%50%59%55%48%62%50%52%57%51%81%54%49%38%69%44%37%59%62%40%63%54%58%52%
Not Sure7%2%11%9%5%6%6%7%6%4%6%3%26%13%4%5%13%3%5%2%8%4%6%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%25%15%60%40%42%8%36%14%26%49%25%29%40%23%27%70%13%44%43%
 
 
What do you think is the best way to reduce gun violence in this country: by passing stricter gun control laws, or by stricter enforcement of existing laws?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?Education
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Passing Stricter Laws39%36%43%42%30%48%37%36%44%39%52%37%38%27%50%32%22%47%47%24%47%51%36%39%
Stricter Enforcement Of Existing53%59%47%49%63%46%54%56%49%51%46%56%55%67%42%58%70%47%43%72%45%36%57%54%
Not Sure8%5%10%9%7%6%8%8%7%10%2%7%7%6%7%9%8%6%9%4%8%13%7%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%25%15%60%40%42%8%36%14%26%49%25%29%40%23%27%70%13%44%43%
 
 
Would you support? ... or oppose? ... a law requiring a nationwide ban on semi-automatic weapons, which automatically re-load every time the trigger is pulled?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?Education
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Support51%43%59%57%32%59%60%46%59%54%63%47%46%54%59%34%48%51%52%43%55%44%48%57%
Oppose39%50%29%37%50%36%32%42%35%39%30%41%42%38%32%54%43%39%40%49%34%47%38%38%
Not Sure9%7%11%6%18%5%8%12%6%7%7%12%11%8%9%12%9%10%9%7%10%9%14%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%25%15%60%40%42%8%36%14%26%49%25%29%40%23%27%70%13%44%43%
 
 
Would you support? ... or oppose? ... a law that limits how much ammunition a gun can hold at once?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?Education
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Support58%51%66%53%48%70%69%51%70%60%84%60%37%48%72%42%44%63%64%54%61%65%60%55%
Oppose31%41%21%36%36%26%18%36%23%34%14%29%37%33%23%45%38%30%29%41%26%29%29%34%
Not Sure11%8%14%11%16%4%12%13%7%6%2%11%27%20%5%12%18%7%7%5%13%6%11%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%25%15%60%40%42%8%36%14%26%49%25%29%40%23%27%70%13%44%43%
 
 
Would you support ... or oppose ... a law that limits how much ammunition can be purchased at one time?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?Education
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year C
Support65%56%73%67%58%65%71%63%67%62%81%65%61%65%71%52%64%63%63%53%71%73%69%58%
Oppose30%38%23%32%32%31%24%32%28%34%13%31%27%34%23%40%33%30%33%44%24%26%25%36%
Not Sure5%6%5%2%10%4%6%6%5%4%6%4%12%2%6%8%3%6%4%4%6%1%6%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%27%25%15%60%40%42%8%36%14%26%49%25%29%40%23%27%70%13%44%43%