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Prompted by the (February 14, 2018) school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February, students across the country held rallies last month to call for stricter gun laws. Do you think this represents a lasting movement, or is it more of a one-time thing? (Source: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, Apr, 2018)

Lasting movement

One-time thing

No opinion


Survey by ABC News/Washington Post. Methodology: Conducted by Abt SRBI, April 8 - April 11, 2018 and based on 1,002 telephone (landline only), telephone (cell only) interviews. Sample: National adult. [31114983.00028] (View Citation)


(If it was harder for people to legally obtain guns in the United States, do you think there would be fewer or more of each of the following or wouldn't it make a difference?...Many fewer, somewhat fewer, no difference, somewhat more, many more.)...Accidental shootings (Source: Associated Press-NORC Poll, Mar, 2018)

Subpopulation/Note: . * = less than .5 percent
Many fewer

Somewhat fewer

No difference

Somewhat more

Many more

Don't know



Survey by Associated Press. Methodology: Conducted by AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, March 14 - March 19, 2018 and based on 1,122 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. 982 respondents were interviewed online, and 140 by telephone. Interviews were conducted both online using a self-administered design and by telephone using live interviewers. All interviews were conducted among participants in AmeriSpeak, a probability-based panel designed to be representative of the national US adult population run by NORC at the University of Chicago. Panel participants without Internet access were interviewed via telephone by professional interviewers under the direction of NORC. NORC's AmeriSpeak Panel provides a representative panel of civilian, non-institutional adults (age 18 and over) living in the United States. [USAP.032318N.R06D] (View Citation)

Topics: CRIME

Do you favor or oppose a system of strict gun control under which every hand gun a person buys would have to be registered? (Source: Harris Survey, Jan, 1971)



Not sure


Methodology: Conducted by Louis Harris & Associates during January, 1971 and based on 1,600 personal interviews. Sample: National adult. [USHARRIS.71JAN.R45] (View Citation)

Topics: CRIME

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