According to a recent CBS News poll, 54% of Americans say they want stricter gun laws. 30% said gun laws should be kept as they are, and 16% wanted it to be less stringent.
The survey was conducted later.Nine days ago and before the massacre at an elementary school in Yuvalde, Texas, on Monday.
As has been the case for years, Americans are sharply divided by their partisan positions on laws governing gun sales. Most Democrats prefer stricter gun laws, but most Republicans don’t and prefer to keep gun laws in place or make them less stringent than they are now.
Opinions also differ slightly by gender. Women (60%) said they support stricter gun laws than men (46%).
This CBS News/YouGov survey was conducted with a national representative sample of 2,041 adult US residents interviewed between May 18 and 20, 2022. Samples were weighted by gender, age, race, and education based on the US Census US Community Survey. Current Census and 2020 Presidential Votes. The margin of error is ±2.5 points.