U.S. public opinion on background checks for all gun purchases 2015

This statistic shows the opinion of Americans in October 2015 on whether or not they would favor a law which would require universal background checks for all gun purchases in the U.S. using a centralized database across all 50 states. In October 2015, 86 percent of the respondents stated that they would favor such a law.

Would you favor universal background checks for all gun purchases in the U.S.?

Share of respondents
Favor86%
Oppose12%
No opinion2%
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Source

Release date

October 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 7-11, 2015

Number of respondents

1,015 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question was posed as follows: "Would you favor or oppose a law which would require universal background checks for all gun purchases in the U.S. using a centralized database across all 50 states?"

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