U.S. public opinion on the strictness of laws covering firearms sale 1990-2018

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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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?

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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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