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A majority of Americans favor stricter laws covering the sale of firearms, but today's 57% is down significantly from 64% a year ago.
Healthcare, the economy and immigration are A-list issues in the 2020 election, while other issues are broadly important but not top of mind.
Gallup findings over the past decade reveal that the years from 2010 to 2019 encompassed some revolutionary changes in public opinion.
New research on the effects of question wording supports the conclusion that a majority of about six in 10 Americans support an assault weapons ban.
Read Gallup's short answer to this common question about gun ownership, including what percentages of major demographic subgroups own guns.
Learn more about Americans' views on guns with Gallup's trends on 10 key aspects of the issue, with quick links to Gallup data.
In the wake of recent mass shootings, a broad majority of Americans support stricter gun laws, but are divided over what changes should be made.