While support for controlling gun ownership has increased in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the change since July has been modest.
Americans are evenly divided over whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in society or are just isolated acts of troubled individuals.
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.
The shooting rampage that killed 12 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has become one of the most closely followed news stories in 2012. Polling done earlier this year shows the public remains divided about gun control.