Gun Control

As of 2/9/2014

48%
Date Protect Right to Own Guns Control Gun Ownership
12/1993 34 57
5/1999 30 65
6/1999 33 62
3/2000 29 66
4/2000 37 55
5/2000 38 57
6/2003 42 54
2/2004 37 58
4/2007 32 60
11/2007 42 55
4/2008 37 58
4/2009 45 49
3/2010 46 46
9/2010 46 50
1/2011 49 46
3/2011 48 47
10/2011 47 49
4/2012 49 45
7/2012 46 47
12/2012 42 49
1/2013 45 51
2/2013 46 50
5/2013 48 50
2/9/2014 49 48

The public’s attitudes toward gun control have shown only modest change in the wake of the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Currently, 48% say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 49% say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns. Read report.