Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20458
 
1Should criminal background checks be required for every person who wants to purchase a firearm? Or not?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn a Gun?
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNo
Should88%82%93%87%88%89%86%88%88%84%80%91%92%85%92%82%75%92%90%86%89%
Should Not10%15%5%9%10%9%14%10%11%13%13%8%8%11%7%16%23%6%9%12%9%
Not Sure2%3%2%3%2%2%0%3%1%3%8%1%0%3%1%2%2%2%0%2%2%
Total100%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%28%22%17%61%39%42%8%36%14%25%42%24%22%39%19%30%64%
 
 
2The United States Senate has rejected a bipartisan bill which would have required background checks for private transactions at gun shows and for all Internet sales. Did the Senate do the right thing? Or the wrong thing?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn a Gun?
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNo
Right Thing29%36%21%29%39%17%25%34%21%28%22%30%31%38%16%44%50%18%28%34%23%
Wrong Thing66%62%70%64%55%76%74%60%75%68%66%63%66%57%79%53%48%78%70%59%72%
Not Sure5%2%9%6%5%7%1%6%4%3%11%7%3%5%5%3%3%3%3%7%5%
Total100%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%28%22%17%61%39%42%8%36%14%25%42%24%22%39%19%30%64%
 
 
3President Obama calls the vote "...a shameful day for Washington". Do you agree? Or disagree with that statement?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyOwn a Gun?
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNo
Agree62%54%71%58%54%70%74%56%72%61%63%65%58%45%82%47%41%75%71%50%71%
Disagree30%40%20%34%36%22%23%35%22%34%30%24%34%50%15%42%56%19%25%47%19%
Not Sure8%6%9%7%10%8%3%9%6%5%7%11%8%5%3%11%3%6%5%3%10%
Total100%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%28%22%17%61%39%42%8%36%14%25%42%24%22%39%19%30%64%