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Voters Favor Social Media, Internet Checks For Gun License Applicants

New York is considering a proposal that would require the government to check the social media posts going back three years and the internet searches for the past year of all gun license applicants to look for “any good cause for the denial of a license,” and voters are intrigued by the idea.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters favor such a law in their state, while 39% are opposed. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 26-27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on November 26-27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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