Thursday, January 13, 2011

Opinions About Gun Control Are Different Than We Think

Republicans in Congress, eager to repeal healthcare reform because public support is narrowly divided, might feel differently if the same logic were applied instead to stricter control of gun ownership.1858-1

Seriously, while slightly more people support stricter control and past trends would indicate that percentage will increase after the shootings in Arizona, the fascinating story to me in the tracking by the Pew Center are the differences revealed when the opinions about gun control are broken down by the criteria below.

  • Sex
  • Age
  • Race
  • Education
  • Income
  • Marital status
  • Party
  • Party and Ideology
  • Religious Preference
  • Region
  • Detailed Region
  • Urbanicity
  • Tea Party support

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