While support for controlling gun ownership has increased in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the change since July has been modest.
The shooting rampage in a Connecticut elementary school last week triggered a conversation different from other recent U.S. gun tragedies.
Public opinion on previous mass shootings has been divided and unchanged.
There has been no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the July 20th shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Other recent major shootings also had little effect on public opinion about gun laws.