November 15, 2017 - Latest Massacre Drives Gun Control Support To New High, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Reject GOP Tax Plan 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
PDF format
Additional Trend Information
Sample and Methodology detail

In the wake of another massacre, American voters today support 95 - 4 percent, including 94 - 5 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, universal background checks for gun purchases, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

This is the highest level of support for universal background checks since the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll first asked this question in February 2013, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

American voters support 65 - 31 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons, also a new high. Voters in gun households support a ban 51 - 43 percent.

Voters support 60 - 36 percent stricter gun laws and a number of specific gun measures:
  • 91 - 7 percent for a ban on the sale of guns to people convicted of a violent crime;
  • 62 - 34 percent for stricter regulation of ammunition sales;
  • 74 - 24 percent for a ban on gun modifications that can make a gun work more like a fully automatic weapon.
It is too easy to buy a gun in the U.S., 59 percent of American voters say. But only 37 percent say the ease of buying guns is the bigger cause of mass shootings, while 52 percent say the bigger reason is because it's too difficult to get mental health care.

Stricter gun laws would help prevent mass shootings, 34 percent of voters say, as 62 percent say shooters would find a way around stricter gun laws and commit these crimes anyway.

"With each American gun massacre, there is stronger voter support for tighter gun control measures," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"But the cynical view prevails. Stricter laws will do no good whatsoever in a country with more guns than people."

American voters disapprove 52 - 25 percent of the Republican tax plan. Republican voters approve 60 - 15 percent, with 26 percent undecided. All other party, gender, education, age and racial groups disapprove.

The wealthy would mainly benefit from this tax plan, 61 percent of American voters say, while 24 percent say the middle class will mainly benefit and 6 percent say low-income people would mainly benefit.

American voters say 59 - 33 percent that the Republican tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.

Only 16 percent of American voters say the Republican tax plan will reduce their taxes, while 35 percent of voters say it will increase their taxes and 36 percent say it won't have much impact on their taxes.

Only 36 percent of voters believe the GOP tax plan will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, while 52 percent do not believe it.

American voter opinions on some of the elements of the Republican tax plan are:
  • 49 - 45 percent that lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent is a bad idea;
  • 58 - 30 percent that doubling the standard deduction is a good idea;
  • 59 - 30 percent that eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes is a bad idea;
  • 48 - 43 percent that eliminating the estate tax is a good idea.
"The sentiment from voters: The GOP tax plan is a great idea, if you are rich. Otherwise, you're out of luck," Malloy said.

That Russian Thing

American voters say 60 - 27 percent that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a fair investigation into possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government. Voters are divided 47 - 46 percent on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office if he fires Mueller.

From November 7 - 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,577 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts nationwide public opinion surveys, and statewide polls in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.

Visit poll.qu.edu or www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll

Call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

15. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             8%    16%     2%     7%     9%     6%     9%     9%
Good                 54     65     47     55     58     50     63     54
Not so good          27     14     35     24     21     31     21     26
Poor                 10      4     14     11     10     10      5     10
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      2      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             3%     8%     8%     7%    10%     8%     9%     -      4%
Good                 47     51     56     59     63     54     58     42     42
Not so good          34     28     26     22     18     28     24     33     39
Poor                 12     11      9      9      7      8      8     24     10
DK/NA                 4      2      1      2      1      2      2      1      5
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017          8      54      27      10       2 
Oct 11, 2017          9      52      28       9       2
Aug 17, 2017          7      55      26      10       2 
Jun 28, 2017          4      50      33      12       1
May 10, 2017          3      53      29      14       2
Apr 20, 2017          4      49      31      14       2
Apr 04, 2017          4      48      32      13       2
Mar 22, 2017          3      56      28      11       1
Mar 07, 2017          4      51      33      10       2
Feb 22, 2017          5      55      26      12       2 
Jan 10, 2017          4      42      34      19       2
Nov 28, 2016          2      37      37      23       1
Link to full trend on website
 
 
16. Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Obama                50%    35%    59%    51%    48%    51%    50%    47%
Trump                37     58     29     33     39     36     39     42
DK/NA                13      7     13     16     13     13     11     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Obama                48%    54%    53%    48%    46%    50%    48%    56%    60%
Trump                35     34     37     42     43     39     41     30     26
DK/NA                17     13     11     10     11     11     11     14     14
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q15
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Obama                50%    48%
Trump                40     35
DK/NA                10     17
 
TREND: Who do you believe is more responsible for the current state of the economy: former President Obama or President Trump?
                     Obama   Trump   DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         50      37      13 
Aug 17, 2017         50      38      12 
Jun 28, 2017         51      34      15
May 10, 2017         58      29      13
Apr 20, 2017         59      27      14
Apr 04, 2017         66      18      16
Mar 22, 2017         63      22      15
Mar 07, 2017         67      19      14
 
 
17. Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent            13%    16%    11%    13%    13%    13%    21%     9%
Good                 60     67     56     61     59     62     66     61
Not so good          17     11     21     16     19     15      9     17
Poor                  8      6     11      8      8      9      3     11
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            10%    15%    13%    13%    16%    14%    15%     7%    12%
Good                 57     66     56     63     61     65     64     49     54
Not so good          21     12     20     17     15     12     14     26     24
Poor                 12      7     11      6      6      8      7     15     10
DK/NA                 -      -      1      2      1      1      1      3      -
TREND: Would you describe your financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                     Not so
                     Exclnt  Good    Good    Poor    DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         13      60      17       8       1
Oct 11, 2017         12      61      20       6       1
Aug 17, 2017         13      61      17       7       2
Jun 28, 2017         15      62      14       8       2
May 10, 2017         13      60      19       7       1
Apr 20, 2017         13      63      17       7       1
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - gun policy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              40%    82%    10%    37%    48%    32%    40%    54%
Disapprove           52     11     85     53     44     60     54     37
DK/NA                 8      7      5     10      8      8      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    38%    39%    40%    56%    39%    47%     9%    28%
Disapprove           55     55     53     52     37     52     45     84     60
DK/NA                 8      7      7      8      7      8      8      7     12
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Approve              31%    49%    42%    33%    33%    35%    58%    55%
Disapprove           61     45     49     58     60     57     33     38
DK/NA                 8      6      8      9      7      8      9      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - gun policy?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         40      52       8
Oct 12, 2017         42      47      11
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - taxes?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              34%    75%     6%    31%    40%    29%    36%    47%
Disapprove           55     11     88     57     50     60     57     38
DK/NA                11     14      6     12     10     11      6     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              31%    31%    36%    35%    48%    37%    42%     7%    19%
Disapprove           57     60     56     51     42     52     47     89     66
DK/NA                12      9      8     14     10     12     11      3     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling - taxes?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         34      55      11
Oct 11, 2017         37      49      14
May 11, 2017         34      54      13
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the Republican tax plan?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              25%    60%     4%    20%    30%    20%    25%    34%
Disapprove           52     15     81     54     49     55     54     38
DK/NA                23     26     15     26     21     25     20     27
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    25%    23%    24%    36%    25%    30%     7%    13%
Disapprove           52     56     54     49     42     49     46     78     57
DK/NA                22     19     23     27     22     26     24     14     30
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Approve              20%    23%    28%    24%    22%    24%    28%    21%
Disapprove           53     46     52     59     69     46     52     60
DK/NA                26     30     20     17      9     30     20     19
 
 
31. Do you think the Republican tax plan will increase your taxes, reduce your taxes, or will it not have much impact either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Increase taxes       35%    16%    54%    33%    31%    40%    33%    27%
Reduce taxes         16     33      8     13     20     13     17     20
Not much impact      36     43     27     41     39     33     41     39
DK/NA                12      9     11     13     10     14      9     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Increase taxes       36%    35%    39%    31%    26%    33%    30%    56%    48%
Reduce taxes         13     17     18     14     23     15     19      5     14
Not much impact      37     40     31     41     42     38     40     30     21
DK/NA                14      7     12     14     10     14     12     10     18
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Increase taxes       32%    33%    36%    41%    45%    33%    37%    36%
Reduce taxes          8     16     19     14     24     16     16     17
Not much impact      44     37     34     37     28     37     36     37
DK/NA                16     15     10      8      3     14     11      9
 
 
32. Do you believe that the Republican tax plan will lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Believe          36%    78%     8%    31%    43%    30%    38%    47%
No                   52     12     80     56     47     57     54     39
DK/NA                12     10     11     13     11     14      8     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Believe          30%    36%    36%    38%    50%    37%    43%     9%    20%
No                   53     57     51     50     41     51     46     79     57
DK/NA                17      7     13     12      9     12     11     13     22
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Yes/Believe          29%    35%    41%    32%    33%    39%    36%    32%
No                   53     48     50     60     62     45     53     59
DK/NA                18     16      9      8      5     16     10      9
 
 
33. Who do you think will benefit the most from this plan: low income Americans, middle class Americans, or wealthy Americans?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Low income            6%    11%     3%     4%     7%     5%     5%     8%
Middle class         24     53      4     22     28     21     25     34
Wealthy              61     22     88     65     58     63     62     48
DK/NA                 9     13      4      9      8     11      8     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Low income            5%     7%     7%     4%     8%     5%     6%     -      7%
Middle class         23     24     23     25     34     27     30      4     10
Wealthy              62     66     60     59     50     58     54     88     73
DK/NA                 9      3     10     11      8     10      9      8     10
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Low income            8%     4%     5%     6%     8%     7%     5%     4%
Middle class         16     27     28     22     19     26     25     22
Wealthy              66     56     60     66     70     57     61     65
DK/NA                 9     13      7      6      3     10      9      8
 
 
34. (Intro q34-37: Please tell me whether you think each one of the following parts of the Republican tax plan is a good idea or bad idea.) Do you think that lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            45%    81%    20%    43%    50%    41%    45%    54%
Bad idea             49     15     73     52     46     51     50     39
DK/NA                 6      4      7      5      4      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            38%    44%    45%    50%    55%    46%    50%    29%    27%
Bad idea             56     54     49     43     41     47     44     66     63
DK/NA                 6      2      6      7      4      7      6      6     10
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Good idea            36%    48%    46%    42%    50%    48%    44%    44%
Bad idea             56     47     48     54     50     47     50     52
DK/NA                 8      5      5      4      -      6      6      3
 
 
35. Do you think that almost doubling the standard deduction for both single and married Americans is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            58%    74%    48%    58%    62%    55%    63%    64%
Bad idea             30     17     41     29     27     33     25     26
DK/NA                11      9     12     12     11     11     13     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            41%    55%    66%    68%    66%    62%    64%    40%    47%
Bad idea             44     34     26     21     24     26     25     53     37
DK/NA                15     11      8     11     10     12     11      8     16
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Good idea            43%    66%    62%    64%    66%    60%    58%    62%
Bad idea             40     27     28     27     24     28     31     29
DK/NA                17      7     10      9     10     13     10      9
 
 
36. Do you think that eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            30%    54%    17%    26%    36%    25%    28%    36%
Bad idea             59     38     74     62     55     63     62     52
DK/NA                11      8      9     12      9     12     10     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            37%    29%    29%    27%    38%    28%    32%    20%    27%
Bad idea             49     64     61     63     52     61     57     71     57
DK/NA                13      8      9     10     10     12     11      9     15
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Good idea            30%    31%    35%    24%    23%    35%    29%    26%
Bad idea             56     57     57     68     70     52     61     65
DK/NA                14     12      8      8      7     13      9      9
 
 
37. Do you think that eliminating the estate tax, otherwise known as the "death tax" is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            48%    81%    22%    46%    52%    43%    50%    57%
Bad idea             43     13     66     45     40     45     43     33
DK/NA                10      6     11     10      8     12      7     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            38%    48%    49%    52%    59%    49%    54%    26%    34%
Bad idea             47     45     43     39     35     40     38     63     50
DK/NA                15      6      8      9      7     11      9     11     16
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Good idea            35%    50%    52%    46%    47%    49%    49%    43%
Bad idea             48     40     40     49     49     37     43     51
DK/NA                17     11      8      5      4     14      8      5
 
 
38. Do you think the Republican tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Favors the rich  59%    24%    87%    60%    53%    64%    60%    47%
No                   33     68      8     30     39     27     36     42
DK/NA                 8      8      5     10      8      8      5     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Favors the rich  59%    65%    59%    58%    46%    59%    53%    85%    71%
No                   30     30     34     34     46     33     39     11     19
DK/NA                11      5      7      8      8      8      8      5     11
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Yes/Favors the rich  64%    56%    59%    63%    68%    57%    59%    63%
No                   22     36     36     32     29     32     34     32
DK/NA                14      8      5      5      3     11      7      5
 
 
39. If you could, would you be interested in taking your charitable donations directly out of your paycheck tax free and sending them directly to the charities of your choice, or wouldn't you be interested in doing that?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Direct from pay  45%    43%    43%    48%    47%    44%    50%    41%
No                   48     51     52     44     48     48     44     52
DK/NA                 7      6      5      8      6      8      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Direct from pay  47%    59%    48%    28%    50%    40%    45%    48%    46%
No                   50     37     43     62     44     52     48     47     46
DK/NA                 3      4      9     10      5      8      7      5      8
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..........  ECONOMIC CLASS.......
                            30-    50-    100-                        Upper
                     <30K   50K    100K   250K   >250K  Wrkng  Middle Middle+
 
Yes/Direct from pay  39%    38%    48%    59%    55%    40%    45%    56%
No                   53     56     45     37     40     52     49     39
DK/NA                 8      6      8      4      5      9      6      5
 
 
45. Regardless of whether you believe it impacted the outcome of the election, do you think that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Interfered       64%    32%    87%    66%    59%    68%    71%    49%
No                   32     65      9     28     36     27     26     46
DK/NA                 4      3      4      6      4      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Interfered       64%    66%    66%    62%    55%    63%    59%    83%    69%
No                   31     31     31     32     42     33     37     12     25
DK/NA                 5      3      3      6      4      4      4      5      6
 
TREND: Regardless of whether you believe it impacted the outcome of the election, do you think that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         64      32       4
Aug 02, 2017         63      31	      6
 
 
46. As you may know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the criminal investigation into any links or coordination between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Do you think that he is conducting a fair investigation into this matter, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Fair             60%    41%    76%    63%    63%    58%    66%    53%
No                   27     44     15     25     27     26     22     32
DK/NA                13     15      8     12     11     15     11     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Fair             53%    69%    64%    57%    59%    59%    59%    68%    60%
No                   32     21     22     31     30     25     28     22     24
DK/NA                15     10     14     11     11     16     13      9     15
 
 
47. Do you think that the Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very important       46%    13%    70%    47%    42%    50%    46%    34%
Smwht important      22     22     20     24     19     25     23     22
Not so important     11     21      3     13     12     11     12     17
Not important at all 18     38      5     14     24     13     17     23
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 1      3      -      1      2      1      1      2
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      2      1      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very important       40%    48%    50%    44%    37%    43%    40%    73%    51%
Smwht important      30     20     19     21     19     25     22     18     24
Not so important     12     11     11     12     15     14     15      3      5
Not important at all 15     20     17     20     26     15     20      4     14
DIDN'T INTERFERE(VOL) 1      1      1      1      2      2      2      -      1
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      4
 
TREND: Do you think that the Russian interference in the 2016 election is a very important issue, a somewhat important issue, a not so important issue, or not an important issue at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   NotImp  DIDN'T
                     Imp     Imp     Imp     Atall   INTRFR  DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         46      22      11      18       1        1
Jun 29, 2017         49      19       9      19       2        2
Jun 07, 2017         49      17      11      21       1        1
May 24, 2017         50      18      10      19       1        2
Apr 20, 2017         49      17      11      19       2        2
Apr 05, 2017         47      19      12      17       1        3
Mar 24, 2017         46      19      12      20       1        2
Mar 08, 2017         42      20      12      23       1        2
Feb 23, 2017         47      18      12      20       1        2
Jan 30, 2017         47      20      11      19       1        2
 
 
48. Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Coordinated      50%    10%    81%    50%    44%    55%    51%    35%
No                   42     84     10     41     49     35     42     58
DK/NA                 8      5      8      9      7     10      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Coordinated      55%    53%    47%    49%    36%    48%    42%    81%    54%
No                   35     40     45     43     59     44     51     12     27
DK/NA                 9      8      8      8      6      8      7      7     20
 
TREND: Do you believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         50      42       8
May 24, 2017         43      44      13
Apr 20, 2017         45      45      10
Apr 05, 2017         44      44      12
 
 
49. How concerned are you that President Trump may have business ties through his companies to Russia; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       34%     2%    62%    34%    30%    38%    36%    24%
Smwht concerned      22     14     26     23     16     27     20     20
Not so concerned     14     25      5     15     14     14     18     15
Not concerned at all 29     59      8     27     38     20     26     40
DK/NA                 1      -      1      2      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       26%    35%    37%    39%    25%    34%    30%    58%    32%
Smwht concerned      34     20     18     19     15     25     20     24     33
Not so concerned     14     17     13     13     16     16     16      9      7
Not concerned at all 25     28     31     28     43     25     33      6     25
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      1      4      2
 
TREND: How concerned are you that President Trump may have business ties through his companies to Russia; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Very    Smwht   NotSo   Not
                     Concern Concern Concern Concern DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         34      22      14      29       1
May 24, 2017         43      15      14      27       1
 
 
50. When it comes to President Trump's relationship with Russia, do you believe that: he did something illegal, he did something unethical but nothing illegal, or do you believe that President Trump did not do anything wrong?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Illegal              28%     1%    54%    26%    26%    31%    27%    22%
Unethical/Not illegl 29     19     34     32     26     32     33     22
Not anything wrong   35     76      5     34     43     29     35     49
DK/NA                 7      4      7      8      6      8      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Illegal              31%    28%    28%    28%    21%    26%    24%    49%    35%
Unethical/Not illegl 36     32     29     24     25     30     27     34     35
Not anything wrong   26     35     36     41     50     36     43     10     23
DK/NA                 8      6      7      7      4      8      6      7      8
 
TREND: When it comes to President Trump's relationship with Russia, do you believe that: he did something illegal, he did something unethical but nothing illegal, or do you believe that President Trump did not do anything wrong?
                             Un-     Not
                     Illegal ethical Wrong   DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         28      29      35       7
Aug 02, 2017         30      30      32       8
Jun 29, 2017         28      29      37       6
Jun 07, 2017         31      29      32       8
 
 
51. When it comes to some Trump campaign advisors' relationships with Russia, do you believe that: they did something illegal, they did something unethical but nothing illegal, or do you believe that they did not do anything wrong?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Illegal              44%    10%    72%    44%    40%    48%    49%    30%
Unethical/Not illegl 27     36     18     28     27     27     26     30
Not anything wrong   20     45      4     18     25     16     16     31
DK/NA                 9      9      5     10      9      9      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Illegal              46%    46%    45%    43%    36%    41%    39%    68%    50%
Unethical/Not illegl 28     27     24     29     26     30     28     20     26
Not anything wrong   19     20     21     19     30     19     24      8     11
DK/NA                 7      7     10      9      8      9      9      5     13
 
TREND: When it comes to some Trump campaign advisors' relationships with Russia, do you believe that they did something illegal, they did something unethical but nothing illegal, or do you believe that they did not do anything wrong?
                             Un-     Not
                     Illegal ethical Wrong   DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         44      27      20       9
Jun 29, 2017         39      27      26       8
Jun 07, 2017         40      25      24      10
 
 
52. Do you think that President Trump has inappropriate financial ties to Russia, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  49%     7%    82%    50%    43%    55%    48%    37%
No                   41     83     10     39     49     34     43     54
DK/NA                10     10      9     11      8     12      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  58%    50%    48%    45%    36%    47%    42%    75%    62%
No                   36     40     42     42     57     42     49     13     26
DK/NA                 6      9     11     13      7     11      9     12     12
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump has inappropriate financial ties to Russia, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         49      41      10
Jun 29, 2017         48      43       9
 
 
53. Do you think that President Trump is taking the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election seriously enough, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    66%    19%    40%    46%    35%    45%    47%
No                   54     27     77     54     48     59     50     47
DK/NA                 6      7      4      7      6      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  32%    42%    42%    42%    51%    42%    46%    16%    30%
No                   64     54     51     51     44     52     48     82     60
DK/NA                 4      4      7      7      5      6      6      3      9
 
TREND: Do you think that President Trump is taking the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election seriously enough, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         40      54       6
Aug 02, 2017         38      58       5
Jun 29, 2017         38      55       7
 
 
54. Do you believe that President Trump has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  53%    12%    84%    55%    48%    57%    52%    40%
No                   43     83     13     41     48     38     44     56
DK/NA                 4      5      3      4      4      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  60%    54%    49%    51%    41%    50%    45%    86%    60%
No                   36     43     46     44     56     46     51     13     30
DK/NA                 4      3      5      5      3      4      4      1     10
 
TREND: Do you believe that President Trump has attempted to derail or obstruct the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         53      43       4
Aug 24, 2017         56      38       6
Aug 16, 2017         57      38       6
Aug 02, 2017         58      37       4
Jun 29, 2017         55      41       4
 
 
55. Should President Trump be impeached and removed from office if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeached        47%     7%    81%    47%    42%    52%    46%    33%
No                   46     90     11     45     53     40     48     60
DK/NA                 7      3      8      8      6      8      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Impeached        53%    49%    47%    45%    33%    45%    39%    77%    59%
No                   38     46     46     49     61     48     54     16     29
DK/NA                 9      4      7      6      6      7      7      7     12
 
 
57. Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              60%    32%    83%    62%    50%    70%    62%    53%
Oppose               36     64     15     35     47     27     35     43
DK/NA                 3      4      2      3      3      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              62%    60%    61%    61%    47%    67%    57%    78%    62%
Oppose               33     37     37     36     50     30     39     20     32
DK/NA                 5      3      2      3      3      3      3      2      6
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              72%    54%    55%    65%    64%    66%    45%    45%
Oppose               26     44     40     32     32     31     53     51
DK/NA                 2      2      5      3      4      3      2      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         60      36       3
Oct 12, 2017         60      36       3
Jun 28, 2017         54      42       4
Link to full trend on website
 
 
58. Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun buyers?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              95%    92%    98%    96%    92%    97%    95%    96%
Oppose                4      7      2      3      7      2      3      3
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              94%    96%    96%    93%    93%    98%    95%    95%    95%
Oppose                6      3      3      6      5      1      3      5      5
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      2      1      1      -      1
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              97%    93%    94%    96%    95%    96%    93%    94%
Oppose                2      6      5      3      5      3      6      5
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun buyers?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         95       4       1 
Oct 12, 2017         94       5       1 
Jun 28, 2017         94       5       - 
Link to full trend on website
 
 
59. Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              65%    46%    84%    65%    52%    77%    69%    61%
Oppose               31     49     12     31     44     18     29     34
DK/NA                 5      5      4      4      5      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              49%    61%    70%    77%    49%    78%    64%    75%    57%
Oppose               44     36     27     19     47     18     31     20     35
DK/NA                 7      3      3      5      4      4      4      5      8
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              77%    56%    61%    70%    66%    72%    50%    51%
Oppose               20     37     34     27     29     24     44     43
DK/NA                 3      7      5      3      5      4      6      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons?
                     Supp    Opp     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         65      31       5 
Oct 12, 2017         64      32       4 
Link to full trend on website
 
 
60. Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of guns to people who have been convicted of violent crimes?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              91%    91%    94%    91%    89%    94%    95%    92%
Oppose                7      8      5      6     10      5      4      6
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              87%    95%    93%    90%    90%    96%    94%    83%    91%
Oppose               10      5      6      9      8      3      5     14      9
DK/NA                 4      -      1      1      2      1      1      3      -
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              94%    93%    88%    93%    92%    93%    88%    91%
Oppose                5      6     10      6      6      6     10      7
DK/NA                 -      1      2      1      2      -      2      2
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of guns to people who have been convicted of violent crimes?
                     Supp    Opp     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         91       7       2
Oct 12, 2017         86      12       1
 
 
61. Do you support or oppose stricter regulations on ammunition sales?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              62%    37%    88%    60%    51%    73%    63%    54%
Oppose               34     59     10     37     46     23     34     42
DK/NA                 4      4      2      3      3      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              64%    62%    64%    61%    44%    70%    58%    82%    70%
Oppose               33     36     33     33     52     26     38     17     28
DK/NA                 3      2      3      6      3      4      4      2      2
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              76%    51%    59%    67%    68%    66%    45%    45%
Oppose               21     45     36     31     29     29     52     52
DK/NA                 2      4      5      2      3      5      3      3
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose stricter regulations on ammunition sales?
                     Supp    Opp     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         62      34       4
Oct 12, 2017         58      38       4
 
 
62. Do you support or oppose a ban on gun modifications that can make a semi-automatic gun work more like an automatic gun?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              74%    63%    85%    75%    65%    81%    82%    68%
Oppose               24     33     14     22     32     16     16     29
DK/NA                 3      4      1      3      3      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              69%    76%    78%    74%    67%    81%    75%    72%    71%
Oppose               28     23     21     22     31     16     23     23     28
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      2      3      2      5      1
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              81%    69%    70%    78%    71%    81%    67%    67%
Oppose               16     28     27     21     26     16     31     30
DK/NA                 3      3      4      1      3      3      3      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose a ban on gun modifications that can make a semi-automatic gun work more like an automatic gun?
                     Supp    Opp     DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         74      24       3
Oct 12, 2017         73      25       3
 
 
63. Do you think it is too easy to buy a gun in the U.S. today, too difficult to buy a gun in the U.S. today, or about right?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too easy             59%    32%    83%    58%    47%    70%    59%    50%
Too difficult         4      5      1      4      5      2      3      4
About right          33     59     12     33     44     23     34     42
DK/NA                 5      4      3      4      4      5      4      3
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too easy             57%    59%    59%    65%    40%    67%    54%    82%    62%
Too difficult         5      5      4      1      6      1      3      2      7
About right          33     32     33     30     50     28     38     14     19
DK/NA                 6      4      4      4      4      4      4      3     12
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Too easy             67%    51%    58%    61%    62%    65%    42%    42%
Too difficult         4      3      4      3      3      2      7      5
About right          24     41     34     30     29     29     47     49
DK/NA                 6      4      4      6      6      4      4      4
 
TREND: Do you think it is too easy to buy a gun in the U.S. today, too difficult to buy a gun in the U.S. today, or about right?
                     Too     Too     About
                     Easy    Diff    Right   DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         59       4      33       5
Oct 12, 2017         59       3      33       4
Jun 28, 2017         57       6      32       5
Link to full trend on website
 
 
64. If more people carried guns, do you think the United States would be safer or less safe?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safer                37%    69%    12%    36%    47%    27%    34%    50%
Less safe            55     21     85     56     43     67     59     43
DK/NA                 8     10      3      8      9      6      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Safer                38%    38%    38%    32%    53%    33%    42%    15%    32%
Less safe            54     57     54     61     38     61     50     83     59
DK/NA                 9      5      8      7      9      6      7      2      9
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Safer                25%    44%    41%    33%    33%    31%    54%    52%
Less safe            69     48     50     62     61     61     38     39
DK/NA                 7      8      9      5      6      8      9      9
 
TREND: If more people carried guns, do you think the United States would be safer or less safe?
                             Less
                     Safer   Safe    DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         37      55       8
Oct 12, 2017         35      56       9
Jun 28, 2017         35      57       8
Link to full trend on website
 
 
65. Do you think Congress is doing enough to reduce gun violence or do you think Congress needs to do more to reduce gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Doing enough         23%    42%     7%    22%    29%    16%    25%    28%
Do more              69     45     90     69     61     76     68     61
DK/NA                 9     13      3      9     10      8      7     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Doing enough         27%    21%    23%    19%    34%    20%    27%     4%    17%
Do more              67     71     70     71     56     72     64     89     76
DK/NA                 7      8      7     10     10      8      9      7      8
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Doing enough         17%    28%    22%    22%    21%    18%    33%    33%
Do more              78     63     66     71     73     73     55     56
DK/NA                 5      9     12      7      6      9     12     11
 
TREND: Do you think Congress is doing enough to reduce gun violence or do you think Congress needs to do more to reduce gun violence?
                     Doing   Do
                     Enough  More    DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         23      69       9
Oct 12, 2017         24      68       8
 
 
66. Is being the victim of gun violence something you personally worry about or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Worry            41%    27%    52%    39%    35%    46%    35%    34%
No                   59     72     47     61     64     54     65     65
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Worry            43%    42%    40%    39%    28%    41%    34%    61%    49%
No                   56     58     60     61     72     59     65     39     49
DK/NA                 2      1      -      -      1      1      1      -      2
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Yes/Worry            40%    38%    43%    39%    45%    42%    32%    33%
No                   59     62     56     60     55     57     68     66
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      -      1
 
TREND: Is being the victim of gun violence something you personally worry about or not?
                     Yes     No      DK/NA
 
Nov 15, 2017         41      59       1
Oct 12, 2017         37      62       1
 
 
67. Is being the victim of a mass shooting something you personally worry about or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Worry            40%    27%    55%    35%    30%    49%    33%    34%
No                   60     73     44     65     70     51     66     66
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Worry            44%    40%    37%    40%    24%    43%    34%    60%    52%
No                   55     59     63     60     76     57     66     40     46
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      2
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Yes/Worry            47%    34%    38%    42%    43%    41%    31%    31%
No                   51     66     61     58     57     58     69     69
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      -      1      -      -
 
 
68. Which do you believe is a bigger cause of mass shootings: it is too easy to buy guns in the United States, or it is too difficult to get mental health care in the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too easy to buy guns 37%    14%    62%    35%    32%    42%    38%    26%
Too difficult to get
 mental health care  52     74     31     53     55     48     50     61
DK/NA                11     12      7     12     12     10     12     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too easy to buy guns 36%    35%    41%    40%    26%    37%    32%    68%    40%
Too difficult to get
 mental health care  56     58     47     47     61     52     56     26     53
DK/NA                 8      8     12     13     14     11     12      6      7
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Too easy to buy guns 47%    32%    36%    36%    45%    38%    23%    23%
Too difficult to get
 mental health care  44     56     52     53     44     52     64     63
DK/NA                 9     12     12     11     11     10     13     14
 
 
69. When it comes to mass killings such as the shootings in Las Vegas and Texas, do you believe that stricter gun laws would help to prevent them from happening, or do you believe that the people responsible would find a way around gun laws and commit these crimes anyway?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Would prevent        34%     7%    58%    34%    27%    41%    40%    24%
Find way around laws 62     92     38     61     69     56     56     73
DK/NA                 4      1      4      5      4      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Would prevent        41%    35%    34%    30%    23%    38%    31%    46%    43%
Find way around laws 56     62     63     67     73     58     65     52     54
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      4      3      4      3      3
 
                     REGION...................   DENSITY............  Gun
                     NEast  MWest  South  West   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Would prevent        43%    29%    29%    41%    37%    39%    23%    22%
Find way around laws 53     67     68     55     59     58     74     75
DK/NA                 4      4      3      4      4      3      4      4