Should Gun Control Laws Be More or Less Strict (February 2019)

Should Gun Control Laws Be More or Less Strict (February 2019)

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categoryTotal
More strict49%
Less strict17%
Left as they are now30%
Don't know/no opinion4%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
More strict83%45%19%
Less strict3%23%29%
Left as they are now11%29%48%
Don't know/no opinion3%3%4%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
More strict85%74%86%
Less strict1%3%4%
Left as they are now13%18%6%
Don't know/no opinion2%5%4%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
More strict19%23%18%
Less strict35%22%28%
Left as they are now43%44%52%
Don't know/no opinion4%11%3%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
More strict84%59%21%
Less strict4%8%30%
Left as they are now8%24%46%
Don't know/no opinion4%8%3%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
More strict76%84%89%
Less strict4%4%4%
Left as they are now15%7%4%
Don't know/no opinion5%4%3%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
More strict38%17%16%
Less strict28%30%31%
Left as they are now30%50%50%
Don't know/no opinion4%2%3%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
More strict41%74%56%
Less strict21%10%10%
Left as they are now35%10%29%
Don't know/no opinion4%6%5%

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categoryMaleFemale
More strict43%55%
Less strict24%12%
Left as they are now31%29%
Don't know/no opinion3%5%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
More strict62%48%34%
Less strict12%19%19%
Left as they are now22%29%42%
Don't know/no opinion4%4%5%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
More strict58%51%47%43%
Less strict14%18%18%17%
Left as they are now23%23%32%39%
Don't know/no opinion5%8%3%1%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
More strict59%42%48%49%54%53%
Less strict16%16%18%15%18%20%
Left as they are now19%37%31%29%25%26%
Don't know/no opinion6%5%4%7%3%1%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
More strict41%46%56%69%
Less strict19%18%19%10%
Left as they are now36%32%21%16%
Don't know/no opinion4%4%3%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 strict39%45%71%
Less strict20%19%8%
Left as they are now36%34%18%
Don't know/no opinion5%2%3%

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