35% Favor Expanding List of Those Who Can't Buy Guns
Support for the current federal system of background checks on gun purchasers remains high, but voters still question their effectiveness in reducing crime. One-in-three voters, however, want to expand the list of people who can be denied a gun.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a strict background check should be required for anyone to buy a gun in the United States. Only nine percent (9%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 1-2, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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