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 President Obama had created such a measure through an executive order, but President Trump rescinded it.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.
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.
— Anderson / Robbins (@ARResearch) March 26, 2018
BREAKING! Majority prioritizes protecting citizens from gun violence (53%) over protecting gun-owner rights (40%) @FoxNews #Poll @FoxNewsSunday #FNS DETAILS: https://t.co/eBhgMUoJ6O pic.twitter.com/HxLTOwhcKY
— Fox News Poll (@foxnewspoll) March 25, 2018
Just to be clear, the commenters on this thread are calling BS and are outraged that people are more concerned with saving lives than with protecting an 18th century “right” to own weapons.
— George Torres (@GeorgeTorresNYC) March 25, 2018
BS Poll! All depends on who you ask and you def didnt ask hard working tax paying Americans! Stop the fronting!
— LockedNLoaded (@HildCs) March 25, 2018
Hey Fox News, people want gun control so we don’t get more mass shootings. Stop being pro massacres
— Alternate Donald Trump (@Warzone_Maniac) March 25, 2018
Gotta love the fact that a new Fox News Poll shows overwhelming support for new gun control laws.
I’m not sure what’s more awesome.. the fact that so many Americans support change, or watching Fox News viewers flip out about their own poll!
Change is coming!
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) March 25, 2018