In the aftermath of many mass attacks, firearms control remains controversial in the United States.

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¬†According to a poll, 73 percent of Democrats consider gun violence to be one of the country’s top issues, although just 18 percent of Republicans agree.

According to a Pew Research poll conducted in the aftermath of the Atlanta and Boulder attacks, gun control remains a contentious issue among Democrats and Republicans.

Gun violence was ranked as one of the top challenges in the United States by Democrats (73%), but just 18% of Republicans agreed.

According to the poll, only 53% of Americans agree that gun restrictions should be tightened. This is the viewpoint of 81 percent of Democrats but just 20 percent of Republicans.

However, both parties said they back bills that would exclude individuals with mental illnesses from purchasing firearms, with 85 percent of Republicans and 90 percent of Democrats in favour. Furthermore, background checks for private gun purchases is endorsed by 70% of Republicans and 92% of Democrats.

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The survey sample size was 5,109 participants, with a margin of error of 2.1 percentage points.

 

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