FOX NEWS POLL: 53%-40% Protecting Against Gun Violence Is More important Than Protecting Gun Rights

They’re losing hearts and minds.

91 percent support universal background checks. 84 percent are in favor of mental health checks or restrictions. President Obama had created such a measure through an executive order, but President Trump rescinded it.

72 percent approved raising the minimum buying age nationally to 21 while only 60 percent want to ban assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons.

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Fox News poll by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), March 18-21, 2018

On the matter of school safety, 69 percent thought placement of specifically trained and assigned armed guards was a good idea.

However, the only proposal poll participants didn’t support was President Trump’s suggestion of arming teachers or other school officials. Only 37 percent supported Trump’s suggested solution to school shootings while 57 percent opposed it.

On the question of the effectiveness of stricter gun control laws, 42 percent don’t feel they will make a difference, 44 percent think they would make the country safer, and 12 percent think stricter laws make the country less safe. Since 2016, the shift in attitudes on gun laws moved from opposing opinions, safer versus less safe, to ambivalence.

52 percent thought stricter laws made the USA safer in 2016 while 24 percent felt they make the USA less safe. The no difference category went from just 20 percent to 42 percent.

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Fox News poll by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), March 18-21, 2018

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