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Most Americans want stricter gun laws: poll

| Updated: September 03, 2022 10:42:08

Most Americans want stricter gun laws: poll

Most US adults believe gun violence is increasing nationwide and want to see gun laws made stricter, The Associated Press (AP) has reported, citing a new poll.

The poll by the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows 71 per cent of Americans say gun laws should be stricter, including about half of Republicans, the vast majority of Democrats and a majority of those in gun-owning households, said AP.

Overall, 8 in 10 Americans think that gun violence is increasing around the country, and about two-thirds say it is increasing in their state, it shows.

The poll was conducted between July 28 and August 1, after a string of deadly mass shootings and a 2020 spike in gun killings that have increased attention on the issue of gun violence.

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