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POLL: Pew Gun Control, VA Tech


A new Pew Research Center national survey (analysis, results) of 1,508 adults (conducted 4/18 through 4/22) finds "last week's shootings at Virginia Tech have had little immediate impact on public opinion about gun control."

  • 60% think it is more important to control gun ownership than to protect the right of Americans to own guns; 32% think the opposite. PRC reports: "Opinion has changed little since 2004, when 58% said it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect the rights of gun owners."
  • 55% oppose a law that banned the sale of handguns; 37% favor it.

 

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