Should Gun Control Laws Be Made More Strict, Less Strict, or Left As They Are (October 2017)

Should Gun Control Laws Be Made More Strict, Less Strict, or Left As They Are (October 2017)

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categoryTotal
More strict52%
Less strict13%
Left as they are now31%
Don't know/no opinion5%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
More strict86%38%25%
Less strict4%16%19%
Left as they are now6%41%51%
Don't know/no opinion4%5%5%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
More strict91%77%89%
Less strict1%9%2%
Left as they are now5%13%3%
Don't know/no opinion3%1%6%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
More strict19%43%14%
Less strict27%9%21%
Left as they are now51%40%60%
Don't know/no opinion3%7%4%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
More strict87%63%23%
Less strict3%7%21%
Left as they are now6%23%51%
Don't know/no opinion4%7%5%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
More strict82%91%86%
Less strict1%2%6%
Left as they are now11%3%4%
Don't know/no opinion6%3%4%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
More strict36%22%17%
Less strict12%18%31%
Left as they are now46%55%49%
Don't know/no opinion6%5%3%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
More strict88%35%11%
Less strict2%11%38%
Left as they are now6%51%50%
Don't know/no opinion4%2%1%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
More strict43%74%61%
Less strict15%5%12%
Left as they are now38%13%21%
Don't know/no opinion4%7%7%

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categoryMaleFemale
More strict44%58%
Less strict21%6%
Left as they are now33%29%
Don't know/no opinion2%7%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
More strict65%50%36%
Less strict10%13%17%
Left as they are now17%34%43%
Don't know/no opinion9%3%5%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
More strict58%51%52%47%
Less strict14%16%12%10%
Left as they are now21%26%32%42%
Don't know/no opinion7%8%4%1%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
More strict70%51%45%53%54%54%
Less strict11%14%13%10%11%15%
Left as they are now15%28%37%34%30%26%
Don't know/no opinion4%6%5%3%5%5%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
More strict46%48%62%66%
Less strict15%12%14%7%
Left as they are now33%38%19%21%
Don't know/no opinion6%3%5%5%

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categoryThe Bible is the word of God, to be taken literallyThe Bible is the word of God, not to be taken literallyThe Bible is a book written by men
More strict40%49%71%
Less strict14%14%8%
Left as they are now39%33%19%
Don't know/no opinion7%4%3%

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