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by Frank Newport

Americans favor new laws restricting access to guns but recognize that they may not be effective in controlling gun violence.

Nearly six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws, marking the ninth consecutive year of majority-level dissatisfaction.

A majority of Americans favor stricter laws covering the sale of firearms, but today's 57% is down significantly from 64% a year ago.

by Frank Newport

Healthcare, the economy and immigration are A-list issues in the 2020 election, while other issues are broadly important but not top of mind.

by Justin McCarthy

Gallup findings over the past decade reveal that the years from 2010 to 2019 encompassed some revolutionary changes in public opinion.

by Frank Newport

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.

by Lydia Saad

Learn more about Americans' views on guns with Gallup's trends on 10 key aspects of the issue, with quick links to Gallup data.