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Voters Want More Gun Control But Admit Mass Shootings Can’t Be Stopped

Support for more gun control has jumped to its highest level ever, but a sizable majority of voters also agree that it won’t stop all mass shootings like the ones this past weekend in Texas and Ohio.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the United States needs stricter gun control laws. That’s up from a previous high of 57% in June 2016 following the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Thirty percent (30%) still oppose any further gun control. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 6-7, 2019 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 Voters was conducted on August 6-7, 2019 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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