National Survey of
Conducted February 7-8, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Does the United States need stricter gun control laws?
2* Will stricter gun control laws increase violent crime, decrease violent crime or have no impact on violent crime?
3* How would you rate the Obama administration’s response to the elementary school shooting in Connecticut in December?
4* How likely is it that Congress and the president will create tougher gun control laws?
5* Should there be a ban on the purchase of semi-automatic and assault type weapons?
6* Would posting an armed security guard in every school make schools more safe or less safe?
7* What will do the most to reduce the number of mass murders like the school shootings in Connecticut — stricter gun control laws, more action to treat mental health issues, or limits on violent movies and video games?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence