12/06/2013

CNN Poll: Most people ever recorded opposing more gun control


Click on figure to make it larger.

You might think that support for stricter gun control would be relatively high these days.  After all, gun control groups and Democrats frequently claim that is the case.  Bloomberg's millions might also be making a difference.

But that is not the case.  From CNN, 50% of Americans oppose stricter gun control.  The previous high opposition was 47% in February 1996.  The average opposition was 38%, so the current opposition is 12% higher than the average.

The question is if Americans are evenly divided on having new gun control, how accurate can it be when gun control proponents claim that people want more gun control?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Willorith said...

Why are the two data lines on the graph almost mirror images? Just a fluke?

12/07/2013 4:25 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Willorith:
It has to be that way because the three numbers have to add up to 100% and the "no opinion" group is fairly constant.

12/08/2013 1:44 AM  

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