On Thursday, July 3, Quinnipiac University released its latest national public opinion poll, which found that 92 percent of American voters support personal background checks for all gun sales while only seven percent expressed opposition. More notably, 92 percent of American gun owners support the same requirement–with only six percent opposition.
These results reveal nearly universal support among the American voting population for common sense gun regulations. The findings are consistent even across party lines and gun ownership: 98 percent of Democrats as well as 86 percent of Republicans favor background checks; and 91 percent of gun-owners support laws to prevent people with mental illnesses from purchasing guns. “Time and again when actual sensible policy proposals, like background checks, are put before voters, the American voters unequivocally support them,” explained Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “It is time for Congress to listen,” he added.
Read the results of the entire Quinnipiac opinion poll here.