CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Gun Laws, Feel Guns Make Public Places Safer

By Eric Scheiner | October 22, 2015 | 7:01pm EDT
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Over half of Americans oppose stricter gun control laws, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.

According to CNN, 52% of Americans oppose stricter gun control laws, 6 percentage points more than the 46% of Americans who support such laws.

The advantage of those opposed to stricter gun control laws over those in favor is outside of the poll's 3-point margin of error.

The poll also shows that the majority of people feel that allowing gun owners to carry their guns in public places makes those areas safer, according to 35% of the respondents. 32% said it makes no difference while 33% said it makes public places less safe.

Of those sampled, 31% described themselves as Democrats, 26% described themselves as Republicans, and 43% described themselves as independents or members of another party.

The full results of the poll can be found here.

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