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 1990-2017 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 2017. In 2017, about 60 percent of the Americans felt that the laws covering firearms sale should be more strict.
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More strictLess strictKept as now
199078%2%17%
199168%5%25%
199367%7%25%
199562%12%24%
199960%10%29%
200062%5%31%
200153%8%38%
200251%11%36%
200355%9%36%
200460%6%34%
200557%7%35%
200656%9%33%
200751%8%39%
200849%8%41%
200944%12%43%
201044%12%42%
201143%11%44%
201258%6%34%
201349%13%37%
201447%14%38%
201555%11%33%
201655%10%34%
201760%5%33%
More strictLess strictKept as now
199078%2%17%
199168%5%25%
199367%7%25%
199562%12%24%
199960%10%29%
200062%5%31%
200153%8%38%
200251%11%36%
200355%9%36%
200460%6%34%
200557%7%35%
200656%9%33%
200751%8%39%
200849%8%41%
200944%12%43%
201044%12%42%
201143%11%44%
201258%6%34%
201349%13%37%
201447%14%38%
201555%11%33%
201655%10%34%
201760%5%33%
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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 2017. In 2017, about 60 percent of the Americans felt that the laws covering firearms sale should be more strict.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2017
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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