In general, do you feel that the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?

U.S. public opinion on the strictness of laws covering firearms sale 1990-2018 This statistic shows the opinion of Americans on whether the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are. The survey was conducted on a regular basis from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, about 61 percent of the Americans felt that the laws covering firearms sale should be more strict.
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More strictLess strictKept as now
201861%8%30%
201760%5%33%
201655%10%34%
201555%11%33%
201447%14%38%
201349%13%37%
201258%6%34%
201143%11%44%
201044%12%42%
200944%12%43%
200849%8%41%
200751%8%39%
200656%9%33%
200557%7%35%
200460%6%34%
200355%9%36%
200251%11%36%
200153%8%38%
200062%5%31%
199960%10%29%
199562%12%24%
199367%7%25%
199168%5%25%
199078%2%17%
More strictLess strictKept as now
201861%8%30%
201760%5%33%
201655%10%34%
201555%11%33%
201447%14%38%
201349%13%37%
201258%6%34%
201143%11%44%
201044%12%42%
200944%12%43%
200849%8%41%
200751%8%39%
200656%9%33%
200557%7%35%
200460%6%34%
200355%9%36%
200251%11%36%
200153%8%38%
200062%5%31%
199960%10%29%
199562%12%24%
199367%7%25%
199168%5%25%
199078%2%17%
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This statistic shows the opinion of Americans on whether the laws covering the sale of firearms should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are. The survey was conducted on a regular basis from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, about 61 percent of the Americans felt that the laws covering firearms sale should be more strict.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2018
Number of respondents
About 1,000 each poll
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The missing percentage points to 100 percent are due to the possible answer "No opinion" which is not depicted here.
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