Support for Stricter Gun Control Drops, by a 50% to 43% margin Likely U.S. Voters oppose stricter regulations, the Wealthy and those who went to Graduate School most likely support more regulations

Apr 21, 2022 | Survey

A new Rasmussen Reports from April 12-13, 2022 shows that most likely voters by 50%-to-43% opposed stricter gun control. By a 51%-to-38% margin, they don’t think that stricter gun control would have stopped the recent subway shooting in New York City, and by a 59%-to-22% margin, they don’t think that it is possible to completely prevent mass shootings like the one in New York City.

Not too surprising, Republicans oppose stricter gun control, while Democrats almost as strongly support stricter regulations. Those who are neither Republican nor Democrats also strongly oppose stricter gun control. Whites, middle-aged people, conservatives, middle-income people, everyone from less than a high school to college education, and men. On the other side are women (slightly in favor), blacks, liberals, those making over $200,000 a year, and those who have graduate school.

No group of people thinks that stricter gun control would completely prevent the type of mass shooting that occurred in the New York City subway.