Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20210
 
1Are you following news stories about President Obama's plans to change some of the nation's gun laws?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Yes90%88%91%92%90%90%85%91%88%88%93%89%**91%89%88%93%87%87%94%85%92%88%91%90%90%80%91%95%87%92%92%94%86%89%
No8%10%7%6%10%10%9%8%9%11%6%4%**7%9%11%5%10%12%4%12%8%9%7%9%9%17%7%5%12%7%6%5%13%7%
Not Sure2%2%2%2%0%0%6%1%3%1%1%7%**1%2%2%1%2%1%1%3%0%3%2%1%2%3%2%0%2%2%1%0%1%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%48%52%33%29%24%14%62%38%59%29%7%5%36%64%29%42%27%34%40%17%37%63%51%22%28%21%35%44%36%35%29%33%35%32%
 
 
2Next week, President Obama will ask Congress to pass a number of new laws. One proposal calls for a federal ban on new assault weapons, but does not affect assault weapons people already own. Should Congress pass this proposal into law? Or not?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Should Pass56%54%59%61%53%55%55%57%55%44%81%49%**63%52%35%78%48%37%67%65%57%55%68%59%36%46%57%63%51%61%62%66%49%54%
Should NOT Pass38%42%33%32%41%43%34%37%40%49%17%35%**28%43%60%19%40%58%29%21%36%39%24%35%61%44%36%33%38%35%35%29%43%41%
Not Sure6%4%8%7%6%2%10%7%5%7%2%16%**9%4%5%3%12%5%4%14%7%6%8%6%3%10%7%3%10%4%3%5%8%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%33%29%24%14%62%38%59%29%7%5%36%64%29%42%27%34%40%17%37%63%51%22%28%21%35%44%36%35%29%33%35%32%
 
 
3Another proposal would require background checks on all gun buyers, including private sales between individuals.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Should Pass75%69%81%81%73%70%74%77%71%67%91%56%**83%70%65%86%71%65%84%72%76%74%84%74%62%74%75%78%81%72%75%82%69%73%
Should NOT Pass20%28%13%12%24%28%20%18%25%28%9%19%**10%26%33%10%23%31%13%21%20%20%9%21%35%22%19%18%14%25%21%14%23%24%
Not Sure5%3%6%7%3%3%6%5%4%5%0%25%**6%4%3%4%6%4%3%7%4%5%6%5%3%5%6%4%5%4%5%4%7%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%48%52%33%29%24%14%62%38%59%29%7%5%36%64%29%42%27%34%40%17%37%63%51%22%28%21%35%44%36%35%29%33%35%32%
 
 
4Another proposal would limit how much ammunition a given gun can hold.
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Should Pass56%49%62%56%52%60%58%54%59%49%73%49%**59%54%39%73%48%41%64%62%56%56%67%50%42%47%54%64%56%60%55%62%51%55%
Should NOT Pass38%48%30%36%45%37%31%41%35%45%23%32%**34%41%54%23%45%54%33%30%37%39%26%42%55%43%40%33%37%34%42%33%41%41%
Not Sure6%3%9%8%3%4%11%6%6%6%3%19%**7%5%7%4%7%5%3%8%7%5%6%8%3%10%7%3%7%6%2%4%8%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%48%52%33%29%24%14%62%38%59%29%7%5%36%64%29%42%27%34%40%17%37%63%51%22%28%21%35%44%36%35%29%33%35%32%
 
 
5The Georgia legislature is considering a bill that would eliminate the requirement of a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Should the law be changed to allow carrying a concealed weapon without a permit? Or should the law remain the same and continue to require permits?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Law Should Be Changed17%25%10%13%18%22%16%16%20%20%14%2%**11%20%20%14%19%24%13%13%15%19%9%20%29%21%18%14%19%16%16%8%20%23%
Continue To Require Permits80%72%86%80%80%77%81%80%79%77%85%77%**82%78%77%84%76%73%84%82%81%78%87%77%69%78%78%82%77%81%82%87%76%77%
Not Sure3%3%3%6%2%1%3%4%2%2%1%21%**7%1%3%3%5%3%3%5%4%3%4%3%2%1%3%5%4%3%3%5%5%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%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%48%52%33%29%24%14%62%38%59%29%7%5%36%64%29%42%27%34%40%17%37%63%51%22%28%21%35%44%36%35%29%33%35%32%
 
 
6Should Georgia law be changed to allow guns to be carried into churches? Or should that remain against the law?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Allow Guns To Be Carried Into Churches26%33%19%18%32%33%18%25%28%33%12%13%**19%30%38%15%31%39%24%13%28%24%19%19%40%24%24%26%18%25%32%21%32%24%
Remain Against The Law64%60%68%71%57%62%67%64%64%55%84%74%**66%63%49%81%55%50%66%77%59%68%72%69%50%68%62%67%73%66%57%69%55%70%
Not Sure10%7%13%11%11%4%15%11%8%12%4%13%**15%7%14%4%14%11%10%10%13%8%9%11%10%8%14%7%10%8%11%10%14%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%33%29%24%14%62%38%59%29%7%5%36%64%29%42%27%34%40%17%37%63%51%22%28%21%35%44%36%35%29%33%35%32%
 
 
7Should Georgia law be changed to allow guns to be carried on college campuses? Or should that remain against the law?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Allow Guns To Be Carried On College Campuses29%36%22%23%40%28%21%31%25%37%17%13%**23%32%41%17%33%42%24%21%32%27%22%22%46%26%31%27%22%31%33%23%36%27%
Remain Against The Law65%60%69%68%58%67%67%63%67%56%82%64%**67%64%50%79%58%51%70%71%64%65%73%71%49%65%64%68%71%65%61%72%55%69%
Not Sure7%4%8%9%2%5%12%6%7%7%1%23%**10%4%9%4%8%7%6%9%4%8%6%7%5%9%6%5%7%4%6%6%9%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%33%29%24%14%62%38%59%29%7%5%36%64%29%42%27%34%40%17%37%63%51%22%28%21%35%44%36%35%29%33%35%32%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.