Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19416
 
Broad Agreement in NYC With Bloomberg Gun Comments, Additional Gun Laws:

76% of New York City adults say they agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's statement that the candidates running for president should say more about what they will do to control gun violence, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WABC-TV. 21% disagree.

75% agree with Bloomberg's comment that police officers around the country should put pressure on lawmakers to pass stronger laws to control gun violence; 21% disagree.

* 71% would support a semi-automatic weapon ban.
* 73% would support a limit on the amount of ammunition a gun could hold at one time.
* 80% would support a limit on the amount of ammunition a person could purchase at one time.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 500 adults 07/26/12. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (73% of adults) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (27% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

 
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Michael Bloomberg is doing as Mayor?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanFollowing CommenParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?EducationRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year CManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Approve45%51%39%46%43%39%55%45%45%46%40%46%46%53%42%53%30%50%45%39%43%53%43%49%45%35%42%50%51%41%50%44%26%
Disapprove47%41%51%43%49%54%38%46%49%46%51%47%40%38%50%40%61%48%46%51%54%41%43%43%47%55%49%42%39%49%43%52%62%
Not Sure9%8%9%11%8%7%7%10%7%8%9%6%14%9%8%6%9%2%9%11%3%7%14%7%9%10%9%8%11%9%7%4%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%36%27%24%13%63%37%39%23%25%14%27%73%64%28%17%57%19%19%39%28%10%88%18%33%49%23%24%26%16%10%
 
 
2Are you following comments made by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on guns?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanFollowing CommenParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?EducationRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year CManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Yes64%69%60%63%65%62%67%64%64%65%61%63%67%71%61%100%0%64%65%65%64%64%66%70%64%59%56%71%74%61%60%65%59%
No28%25%30%26%28%30%26%27%29%26%34%25%25%21%30%0%100%29%29%27%29%29%27%29%27%33%31%24%17%32%29%31%31%
Not Sure9%6%10%11%8%7%7%9%7%9%5%12%8%8%9%0%0%8%7%8%7%7%7%2%9%8%14%5%9%7%11%5%10%
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%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%36%27%24%13%63%37%39%23%25%14%27%73%64%28%17%57%19%19%39%28%10%88%18%33%49%23%24%26%16%10%
 
 
3Mayor Bloomberg says that the candidates running for president should say more about what they will do to control gun violence. Do you agree or disagree with the mayor on this point?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanFollowing CommenParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?EducationRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year CManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Agree76%76%76%79%74%69%81%77%73%77%73%83%64%83%73%82%64%70%79%73%74%76%82%70%77%83%76%74%82%67%75%81%78%
Disagree21%22%20%17%19%30%19%18%26%19%25%16%29%12%24%17%32%25%20%23%25%20%17%28%19%15%19%22%13%30%22%17%20%
Not Sure3%2%4%4%6%1%0%5%0%4%2%1%7%5%3%1%4%5%2%4%1%4%1%2%3%2%4%3%5%3%3%2%2%
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%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%36%27%24%13%63%37%39%23%25%14%27%73%64%28%17%57%19%19%39%28%10%88%18%33%49%23%24%26%16%10%
 
 
4Mayor Bloomberg says that police officers around the country should put pressure on lawmakers to pass stronger laws to control gun violence. Do you agree or disagree with the mayor on this point?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanFollowing CommenParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?EducationRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year CManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Agree75%73%76%78%71%70%83%75%74%78%70%76%71%77%74%77%72%71%78%68%72%74%78%68%76%85%75%72%80%74%73%69%77%
Disagree21%24%18%17%24%28%14%20%23%20%27%19%21%17%23%20%26%26%18%27%26%21%18%31%20%9%21%24%19%21%20%28%21%
Not Sure4%3%5%5%6%2%3%5%3%3%3%5%8%6%4%3%2%3%4%4%2%5%4%1%5%5%4%4%1%5%8%3%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%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%36%27%24%13%63%37%39%23%25%14%27%73%64%28%17%57%19%19%39%28%10%88%18%33%49%23%24%26%16%10%
 
 
5Would 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+RaceCell Phone / LanFollowing CommenParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?EducationRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year CManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Support71%67%73%73%68%68%75%71%71%73%72%71%63%81%67%75%65%63%74%66%60%76%77%69%71%64%67%75%67%74%65%74%79%
Oppose20%26%15%20%20%23%18%20%21%21%22%19%18%11%24%18%26%31%16%23%34%17%14%25%20%20%23%19%18%19%22%23%19%
Not Sure9%7%11%7%12%9%7%9%8%6%6%11%19%8%9%7%9%6%10%10%6%7%8%6%10%17%9%6%15%7%12%3%2%
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%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%36%27%24%13%63%37%39%23%25%14%27%73%64%28%17%57%19%19%39%28%10%88%18%33%49%23%24%26%16%10%
 
 
6Would you support? ... or oppose? ... a law that limits how much ammunition a gun can hold at once?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanFollowing CommenParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?EducationRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year CManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Support73%71%74%69%73%78%71%71%76%75%72%75%62%74%72%80%62%63%77%72%66%76%78%69%74%70%70%75%74%76%63%78%77%
Oppose18%21%15%19%18%15%19%19%17%17%21%15%22%15%19%16%26%28%14%20%26%17%14%26%17%21%16%18%20%16%20%16%16%
Not Sure9%8%10%11%9%6%10%10%7%8%7%10%16%11%9%4%12%8%9%9%8%7%9%5%9%8%14%7%7%8%16%5%7%
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%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%36%27%24%13%63%37%39%23%25%14%27%73%64%28%17%57%19%19%39%28%10%88%18%33%49%23%24%26%16%10%
 
 
7Would you support ... or oppose ... a law that limits how much ammunition can be purchased at one time?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanFollowing CommenParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn Gun?EducationRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoHigh SchSome Col4-year CManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Support80%76%83%77%81%85%77%78%82%79%80%84%76%78%81%83%74%72%86%71%76%79%82%70%81%74%82%80%76%81%78%84%86%
Oppose16%21%11%18%15%12%17%16%14%18%13%13%18%16%15%14%20%28%9%25%22%16%14%26%14%20%13%16%18%15%18%11%14%
Not Sure5%3%6%6%4%3%5%5%4%3%8%4%6%6%4%3%5%0%6%4%3%5%3%5%5%6%5%4%7%4%4%6%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%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%36%27%24%13%63%37%39%23%25%14%27%73%64%28%17%57%19%19%39%28%10%88%18%33%49%23%24%26%16%10%