Public opinion on proposals to strengthen U.S. gun laws: Findings from a 2013 survey

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Abstract

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, policy proposals to reduce gun violence are being actively considered and debated at the national, state, and local levels. Within weeks of the mass shooting in Newtown, public opinion data emerged indicating some shift in views among Americans toward greater support for strengthening gun laws. For example, a Gallup survey conducted December 19 through December 22, 2012, found that 58% of Americans supported stricter gun laws, compared with only 43% in support of stricter gun laws in an October 2011 poll.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReducing Gun Violence in America
Subtitle of host publicationInforming Policy with Evidence and Analysis
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages239-257
Number of pages19
Volume9781421411118
ISBN (Electronic)9781421411118
ISBN (Print)1421411105, 9781421411101
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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