By Micah Rate
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Gallup’s recent July survey reveals just how far public opinion on guns and gun control in the United States has shifted since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Americans’ views have changed significantly on the hotly debated issue, from a record 13 percent of respondents saying that guns and gun control were the number one issue facing the country in April, to just two percent. In January 2018, only one percent of those surveyed viewed gun control and gun reform as a top problem.
In the table titled “Americans’ Views of the Top Problem Facing the U.S.,” guns and gun control doesn’t make an appearance. The issue takes a back seat to immigration (now the number one issue), and dissatisfaction with government/poor leadership. It even comes in behind healthcare and ethics/morals/religious/family decline, both of which are at three percent.
The National Rifle Association reviewed the survey and noted that, in its write-up, Gallup does not mention the topic of firearms once. To find the public’s opinion on the issue, one needs to download the entire trend file and scroll down to the very last page.
More interestingly was how Democrats felt about the …Read the Rest
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