Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20211
 
1Are you following news stories about President Obama's plans to change some of the nation's gun laws?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.3%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Yes84%86%83%90%81%83%87%89%82%77%76%86%90%73%91%86%86%85%84%91%89%77%82%90%87%93%82%
No11%12%10%8%15%9%9%11%15%13%15%13%6%23%7%13%13%11%11%7%10%19%13%6%9%2%15%
Not Sure5%2%7%3%4%8%4%0%3%10%10%2%3%4%2%2%1%5%5%2%0%3%4%3%4%5%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%43%28%53%7%17%22%17%52%30%21%50%24%28%72%66%14%20%12%34%54%25%23%53%
 
 
2Next week, President Obama will ask Congress to pass a number of new laws. One proposal calls for a federal ban on assault weapons. Should Congress pass this proposal into law? Or not?
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Should Pass71%70%72%69%65%82%70%91%85%55%49%89%53%54%72%82%65%73%80%73%45%67%75%71%61%77%73%
Should NOT Pass24%28%21%28%29%12%25%7%14%36%41%10%39%36%23%17%33%21%16%26%46%29%24%23%28%18%26%
Not Sure5%2%7%3%5%6%5%1%2%9%11%1%8%10%4%1%3%6%3%2%9%4%2%6%11%5%1%
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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%43%28%53%7%17%22%17%52%30%21%50%24%28%72%66%14%20%12%34%54%25%23%53%
 
 
3Another proposal would require background checks on all gun buyers, including private sales between individuals.
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Should Pass76%79%73%72%73%85%72%92%88%70%58%85%71%62%79%82%80%76%85%67%53%69%85%73%76%82%72%
Should NOT Pass20%20%21%28%21%11%25%7%7%23%31%14%28%33%18%17%14%23%12%31%42%30%14%23%21%17%25%
Not Sure4%2%6%0%7%3%3%0%5%6%11%1%1%5%3%1%6%1%3%1%5%1%1%4%3%1%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%43%28%53%7%17%22%17%52%30%21%50%24%28%72%66%14%20%12%34%54%25%23%53%
 
 
4Another proposal would limit how much ammunition a given gun can hold.
500 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyParentGuns in HouseEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoNo GunsOne GunMore ThaHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Should Pass67%68%65%57%64%81%68%89%80%47%52%80%57%57%69%72%63%69%79%69%36%77%71%66%69%76%62%
Should NOT Pass27%28%26%38%28%13%25%7%16%45%36%17%39%38%23%26%32%25%17%31%56%22%26%27%27%20%33%
Not Sure6%4%9%5%7%6%7%4%4%7%12%3%5%5%7%2%5%5%4%1%9%1%3%7%4%4%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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%43%28%53%7%17%22%17%52%30%21%50%24%28%72%66%14%20%12%34%54%25%23%53%