Americans have broad exposure to firearms, whether they personally own a gun or not. At the same time, most adults say gun laws should be stricter.
The partisan divide that for years has defined public opinion about the nation’s gun policies remains firmly in place. Yet there continue to be several specific policy proposals that draw broad support from both Republicans and Democrats.
Ahead of the Senate’s deliberations over Kavanaugh, here’s a look at where the public stands on some of the major legal, political and social issues that could come before the Supreme Court in the years ahead.
While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.
The share of U.S. public secondary schools with sworn officers on site has increased in the past decade.
More than half of U.S. teens say they are worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, with one-in-four saying they are very worried.
Read key findings from an analysis that looks into the public's interest in guns as potential consumer products, rather than as a subject of general interest.
Last year, more than half of U.S. adults said they would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools.
A look back at the events that defined 2017 and what public opinion can tell us about the important trends shaping American society.
In the week after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, partisan differences were on full display in how elected officials responded on Facebook.