March 6, 2018 - U.S. Voters Oppose Steel, Aluminum Tariffs, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Oppose Armed Teachers, Back Armed Security 6-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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American voters oppose 50 - 31 percent tariffs on steel and aluminum, and disagree 64 - 28 percent with President Donald Trump's claim that a trade war would be good for the U.S. and easily won, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

Every listed party, gender, education, age and racial group oppose steel and aluminum tariffs, except Republicans, who support tariffs by a lackluster 58 - 20 percent and white voters with no college degree, who are divided with 42 percent supporting tariffs and 40 percent opposed, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

American voters oppose these tariffs 59 - 29 percent, if these tariffs raise the cost of goods they buy. The tariffs will be good for American jobs, 26 percent say, while 36 percent say tariffs will be bad for jobs and 24 percent say the tariffs will have no impact on jobs.

American voters disapprove 54 - 34 percent of the way President Trump is handling trade. Only Republicans and white voters with no college degree approve.

That National Rifle Assn. (NRA) has too much influence over politicians, 60 percent of American voters say, while 7 percent say it has too little influence and 26 percent say it has the right amount of influence.

Republicans in Congress are afraid of the NRA, voters say 54 - 42 percent.

Democrats in Congress are afraid of the NRA, voters say 49 - 45 percent.

President Trump is not afraid of the NRA, voters say 65 - 31 percent.

"Tariff, smariff, say voters who see punishing other countries on imports will do more harm at home," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Who's afraid of the NRA? 535 Senators and Congress people. "Who's not afraid of the NRA? The man with the most to lose to one of Washington's most powerful lobbies, President Donald Trump."

American voters oppose 58 - 40 percent allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns on school grounds.

But voters support 82 - 14 percent having armed security officers in schools.

American voters say 81 - 14 percent it's a "good thing" that some private companies now require people to be 21 years old or older to purchase a gun. Support is 65 percent or higher among every listed group. If a company says it will no longer sell assault weapons, 33 percent of voters are more likely to shop there, as 12 percent are less likely and 53 percent say this will have no effect.

If Congress does not pass stricter gun laws, 57 percent of voters say Republicans would be more responsible, as 18 percent say Democrats would be more responsible.

Support for gun control remains strong as American voters support 63 - 32 percent stricter gun laws in the U.S., compared to 66 - 31 percent in a February 20 Quinnipiac University National Poll.

Voter opinions on other gun issues are:
  • Support 61 - 35 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons;
  • A 48 - 48 percent split on a ban on the sale of all semi-automatic rifles;
  • Support 63 - 34 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds;
  • Support 78 - 20 percent requiring individuals to be 21 years old or older to buy a gun;
  • Support 89 - 8 percent allowing police or family members to petition a judge to remove guns from a person who may be at risk of violent behavior;
  • Support 91 - 6 percent banning possession of a gun by an individual with a restraining order against them for stalking or domestic, sexual or repeat violence.
"The outcry on guns continues and voters say it's on you, Republicans, to make the change," Malloy said.

From March 3 - 5, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,122 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 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.

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15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling trade?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              34%    69%     6%    30%    39%    29%    35%    44%
Disapprove           54     14     85     57     50     57     56     38
DK/NA                13     17      9     12     11     14      9     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    38%    40%    33%    45%    35%    40%    10%    26%
Disapprove           61     50     52     56     45     48     47     79     63
DK/NA                17     13      8     11      9     17     13     11     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling trade?
                     App     Dis     DK/NA
 
Mar 06, 2018         34      54      13
May 10, 2017         38      49      13
 
 
19. Do you support or oppose imposing a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              31%    58%    11%    28%    34%    29%    28%    42%
Oppose               50     20     73     55     50     50     56     40
DK/NA                19     21     16     17     16     21     17     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              26%    36%    36%    28%    39%    32%    35%    17%    27%
Oppose               49     48     52     54     49     47     48     68     45
DK/NA                25     17     13     17     13     21     17     16     28
 
 
20. Would you support or oppose imposing a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports if the tariffs raised the cost of goods that you buy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              29%    51%    12%    27%    32%    27%    28%    39%
Oppose               59     32     78     62     57     60     62     48
DK/NA                12     17      9     11     12     12     11     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              21%    38%    31%    25%    37%    30%    33%    13%    28%
Oppose               64     53     59     62     53     56     54     76     56
DK/NA                15      9      9     13     10     14     12     11     16
 
 
21. Do you think that imposing a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports will be good for American jobs, will be bad for American jobs, or do you think it will have no impact on American jobs either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 26%    49%    11%    22%    30%    22%    22%    39%
Bad                  36     10     51     41     36     36     42     26
No impact            24     25     25     24     25     24     24     23
DK/NA                14     15     13     13     10     18     12     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 23%    24%    32%    23%    35%    27%    30%     9%    18%
Bad                  28     31     38     44     33     35     34     51     27
No impact            32     28     23     18     24     23     23     29     33
DK/NA                17     17      8     14      8     16     12     11     23
 
 
22. As you may know, President Trump has said that a trade war would be good for the United States, and could be easily won. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Agree                28%    67%     7%    19%    31%    25%    25%    40%
Disagree             64     23     90     71     63     64     67     50
DK/NA                 9     10      3     11      6     11      8     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Agree                22%    31%    32%    24%    36%    30%    33%    11%    20%
Disagree             70     62     60     65     58     58     58     83     70
DK/NA                 7      7      8     11      6     11      9      7     10
 
 
23. Is your opinion of the NRA, or the National Rifle Association, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            38%    78%     6%    35%    46%    30%    34%    51%
Unfavorable          51     15     84     51     43     58     58     37
Hvn't hrd enough      9      7      9     10      8     10      7      9
REFUSED               2      -      1      4      3      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            32%    41%    40%    35%    51%    35%    43%    16%    33%
Unfavorable          49     45     52     58     41     53     48     75     39
Hvn't hrd enough     15     11      7      5      6     10      8      8     23
REFUSED               4      3      1      1      2      2      2      1      4
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Favorable            53%    28%    33%    57%    42%    44%
Unfavorable          39     58     58     32     40     42
Hvn't hrd enough      7     12      7      9     13     10
REFUSED               1      2      2      2      5      4
 
 
24. Do you think that the NRA, or the National Rifle Association, has too much influence over politicians, too little influence, or about the right amount of influence over politicians?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too much             60%    26%    86%    63%    54%    65%    66%    49%
Too little            7     11      3      6     10      5      5     10
Right amount         26     55      5     25     31     22     26     33
DK/NA                 7      8      5      6      6      8      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too much             57%    55%    60%    67%    52%    62%    57%    82%    43%
Too little           10      9      8      1     10      5      7      4     11
Right amount         22     29     28     27     33     26     30     12     26
DK/NA                11      7      5      5      5      7      6      2     20
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Too much             49%    67%    64%    43%    55%    55%
Too little            9      7      5     10     10     10
Right amount         37     18     25     40     28     29
DK/NA                 5      8      6      7      7      5
 
 
25. In general, do you think that President Trump is afraid of the NRA, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Afraid           31%     7%    55%    29%    29%    32%    35%    23%
No                   65     92     39     66     67     63     61     75
DK/NA                 5      1      6      5      4      5      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Afraid           25%    23%    34%    39%    28%    29%    29%    44%    34%
No                   73     71     61     57     68     68     68     47     57
DK/NA                 2      6      4      4      3      3      3      9      9
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Yes/Afraid           23%    38%    33%    18%    27%    28%
No                   74     56     63     79     67     66
DK/NA                 3      6      4      3      5      5
 
 
26. In general, do you think that Republicans in Congress are afraid of the NRA, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Afraid           54%    27%    83%    52%    52%    57%    63%    44%
No                   42     70     15     43     44     40     33     52
DK/NA                 4      3      2      5      4      4      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Afraid           41%    51%    62%    61%    51%    54%    53%    69%    52%
No                   54     46     36     34     44     42     43     31     43
DK/NA                 5      3      2      5      5      4      4      1      5
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Yes/Afraid           47%    62%    58%    39%    54%    54%
No                   50     33     39     58     44     45
DK/NA                 3      5      3      3      2      1
 
 
27. In general, do you think that Democrats in Congress are afraid of the NRA, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Afraid           49%    50%    44%    52%    50%    48%    49%    49%
No                   45     45     50     42     45     45     45     45
DK/NA                 6      5      6      6      5      7      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Afraid           44%    44%    53%    53%    51%    47%    49%    49%    57%
No                   52     50     43     39     45     45     45     48     34
DK/NA                 4      6      4      9      4      8      6      2      9
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Yes/Afraid           51%    49%    49%    48%    52%    52%
No                   44     43     45     48     43     42
DK/NA                 5      8      6      4      6      6
 
 
32. Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              63%    39%    88%    63%    57%    70%    73%    50%
Oppose               32     58     11     30     39     25     25     43
DK/NA                 5      3      1      7      5      5      2      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              61%    58%    64%    72%    54%    68%    61%    75%    66%
Oppose               33     36     34     22     42     27     34     24     25
DK/NA                 5      6      2      6      4      5      5      1     10
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              50%    72%    69%    44%    57%    58%
Oppose               44     24     28     47     37     35
DK/NA                 5      4      2      8      6      7
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Mar 06, 2018         63      32       5
Feb 20, 2018         66      31       4 
Dec 20, 2017         59      36       5
Nov 15, 2017         60      36       3
Oct 12, 2017         60      36       3
Jun 28, 2017         54      42       4
Jun 30, 2016         54      42       4
Dec 23, 2015         47      50       3 
Nov 05, 2015         52      45       3
 
 
33. 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              61%    38%    88%    58%    50%    71%    72%    51%
Oppose               35     60     10     38     47     24     26     43
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      3      5      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              46%    51%    68%    80%    51%    71%    61%    68%    58%
Oppose               45     46     32     16     46     24     35     31     35
DK/NA                 9      3      1      4      3      5      4      1      8
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              49%    71%    65%    44%    51%    52%
Oppose               49     25     33     51     45     44
DK/NA                 2      4      2      5      4      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Mar 06, 2018         61      35       4
Feb 20, 2018         67      29       4 
Nov 15, 2017         65      31       5
Oct 12, 2017         64      32       4
Jun 30, 2016         59      37       4
Dec 23, 2015         58      38       4
Apr 04, 2013         59      36       4
Mar 07, 2013         54      41       6 
Feb 07, 2013         56      39       5
 
 
34. Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of all semi-automatic rifles?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              48%    24%    74%    46%    34%    60%    57%    37%
Oppose               48     72     24     48     62     34     41     56
DK/NA                 5      4      2      6      4      6      2      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              36%    40%    51%    62%    34%    58%    47%    63%    39%
Oppose               57     58     46     32     63     36     49     33     53
DK/NA                 7      2      3      6      2      6      4      3      8
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              31%    57%    51%    31%    39%    44%
Oppose               67     40     46     63     57     52
DK/NA                 2      4      4      6      4      4
 
 
35. Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              63%    39%    87%    62%    53%    72%    70%    55%
Oppose               34     57     11     35     44     24     28     40
DK/NA                 3      5      2      3      3      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              52%    58%    66%    73%    54%    70%    63%    73%    56%
Oppose               39     40     33     24     43     26     34     27     37
DK/NA                 9      2      2      3      3      4      3      -      7
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              50%    71%    63%    51%    52%    55%
Oppose               48     26     33     46     46     43
DK/NA                 2      3      3      3      3      2
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets?
                     Sup     Opp     DK/NA
 
Mar 06, 2018         63      34       3
Oct 12, 2017         64      34       3
Apr 04, 2013         58      38       4
Mar 07, 2013         54      42       5
Feb 07, 2013         56      40       4
 
 
36. Do you support or oppose requiring individuals to be 21 years of age or older in order to purchase a gun?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              78%    63%    93%    79%    74%    82%    78%    70%
Oppose               20     36      6     19     25     16     21     27
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      1      2      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              80%    81%    75%    80%    70%    77%    74%    92%    92%
Oppose               18     19     24     16     29     20     24      6      8
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      1      3      2      2      -
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              69%    84%    80%    68%    72%    73%
Oppose               29     15     18     30     26     24
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      3
 
 
37. Do you support or oppose allowing the police or family members to petition a judge to remove guns from a person that may be at risk for violent behavior?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              89%    89%    94%    88%    85%    92%    91%    88%
Oppose                8      9      4      9     11      6      7      9
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      4      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              89%    88%    88%    92%    86%    92%    89%    89%    89%
Oppose                8     10      9      5     11      5      8     11      5
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      3      3      3      -      5
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              87%    88%    92%    85%    85%    85%
Oppose                9      8      5     12     12     12
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      3      3
 
 
38. Do you support or oppose banning the possession or purchase of a gun if an individual has had a restraining order filed against them for stalking or domestic, sexual, or repeat violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              91%    89%    96%    90%    87%    95%    93%    92%
Oppose                6      6      3      8     10      3      5      6
DK/NA                 2      5      1      2      3      1      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              92%    88%    92%    94%    88%    96%    92%    87%    95%
Oppose                6      9      7      3     10      2      6     10      5
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      3      2      2      2      -
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              89%    92%    93%    87%    87%    86%
Oppose                7      5      6     10     10     11
DK/NA                 4      3      1      3      3      3
 
 
39. Do you support or oppose allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns on school grounds?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              40%    77%    10%    37%    47%    34%    36%    56%
Oppose               58     21     88     60     52     63     62     41
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      2      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              31%    50%    41%    35%    54%    40%    46%    12%    35%
Oppose               68     47     58     62     44     58     51     87     62
DK/NA                 1      3      1      3      2      3      2      1      3
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              54%    33%    35%    57%    45%    47%
Oppose               44     66     62     40     51     50
DK/NA                 2      1      3      3      3      4
 
 
40. Do you support or oppose having armed security officers in schools?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              82%    95%    72%    84%    82%    83%    82%    91%
Oppose               14      2     25     13     16     13     16      6
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      2      5      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              80%    78%    86%    84%    87%    86%    86%    68%    78%
Oppose               18     18     11     13     12     10     11     26     15
DK/NA                 2      5      3      3      1      4      3      6      7
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              86%    77%    83%    90%    82%    82%
Oppose               11     20     13      7     16     15
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      3      3
 
 
41. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              33%    73%     5%    30%    36%    31%    32%    47%
Disapprove           59     18     91     62     55     63     63     43
DK/NA                 8      9      4      8      9      6      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    36%    36%    37%    41%    38%    40%    14%    26%
Disapprove           70     54     58     57     51     55     53     84     63
DK/NA                 8      9      6      6      8      7      7      2     11
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              45%    26%    30%    49%    37%    38%
Disapprove           47     68     63     43     54     53
DK/NA                 8      6      7      9      9      9
 
 
42. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              20%    48%     5%    16%    24%    16%    18%    28%
Disapprove           70     39     90     75     66     73     76     58
DK/NA                10     13      5     10     10     11      6     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              17%    26%    18%    18%    28%    19%    23%     9%    15%
Disapprove           72     66     74     69     63     70     67     86     68
DK/NA                11      8      8     13      9     11     10      5     17
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              26%    14%    21%    28%    22%    23%
Disapprove           62     76     70     60     70     70
DK/NA                12     10      9     12      8      7
 
 
43. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Democrats in Congress are handling the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              21%    10%    37%    18%    19%    24%    26%    17%
Disapprove           70     83     50     75     76     64     66     73
DK/NA                 9      7     12      8      6     12      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              21%    18%    23%    23%    22%    21%    22%    21%    22%
Disapprove           70     75     72     65     73     67     70     72     66
DK/NA                 9      7      5     12      5     11      8      7     12
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              16%    22%    25%    17%    14%    16%
Disapprove           78     68     67     73     79     78
DK/NA                 7     10      8     10      6      6
 
 
44. If Congress does not pass stricter gun laws, who would you think is more responsible: the Republicans in Congress or the Democrats in Congress?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republicans          57%    46%    80%    50%    58%    56%    64%    44%
Democrats            18     29     10     16     18     18     16     25
DK/NA                26     25      9     34     25     27     19     31
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republicans          62%    54%    60%    50%    57%    51%    54%    73%    57%
Democrats            13     17     18     25     20     22     21      8     14
DK/NA                25     29     22     25     23     28     25     20     30
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Republicans          52%    62%    59%    48%    58%    57%
Democrats            23     14     18     22     15     15
DK/NA                25     24     23     30     27     28
 
 
45. If Congress does not pass stricter gun laws, would you also think President Trump is responsible or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Also responsible 52%    27%    80%    52%    49%    56%    55%    39%
No                   42     68     15     43     47     38     40     54
DK/NA                 5      5      5      5      4      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Also responsible 58%    51%    52%    50%    46%    48%    47%    71%    65%
No                   36     45     44     42     50     45     47     28     27
DK/NA                 6      4      4      8      4      7      6      1      9
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Yes/Also responsible 38%    60%    58%    35%    53%    48%
No                   57     33     39     59     44     49
DK/NA                 4      7      3      6      4      3
 
 
46. As you may know, some private companies are now requiring individuals to be 21 years of age or older in order to purchase a gun. Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good thing           81%    65%    93%    84%    76%    86%    82%    74%
Bad thing            14     25      5     12     18     10     14     18
DK/NA                 5      9      2      4      6      4      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good thing           85%    79%    78%    86%    72%    83%    78%    98%    86%
Bad thing             8     17     17     11     20     12     16      2     11
DK/NA                 7      4      4      3      8      5      6      -      4
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Good thing           73%    85%    85%    73%    72%    74%
Bad thing            21     12     11     20     22     21
DK/NA                 6      3      4      7      6      5
 
 
47. If a private company announces that it will no longer sell assault weapons, are you more likely to shop at that company's stores, less likely to shop at their stores, or won't it have an effect on whether or not you shop at their stores?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely          33%    11%    55%    30%    20%    44%    42%    22%
Less likely          12     23      1     12     19      6     10     15
No effect            53     62     42     57     59     49     47     61
DK/NA                 2      3      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          12%    26%    40%    48%    21%    42%    32%    42%    22%
Less likely          14     17     10      8     20      6     12     11     10
No effect            72     56     49     42     57     51     54     46     66
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      2      1      2      1      2
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
More likely          21%    39%    35%    20%    26%    27%
Less likely          18      9      8     22     18     15
No effect            60     50     55     56     55     57
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      2      1