Law Enforcement and Public Opinion Align on Gun Control Issues, Differ Elsewhere – Pew Research Center

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“Other differences were not quite so large. About two-thirds of all Americans (64%) favor a ban on assault-style weapons and roughly the same share of police (67%) oppose such a restriction. More broadly, the surveys found that a larger share of police than the public believe it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns than to control gun ownership (74% of police vs. 53% of the public).”

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Data from Pew Research Center showing law enforcement and the public share similar opinions about gun control, despite differing views on other topics.

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  • Rich Morin

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  • Police, public differ on key issues but align on others

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  • Pew Research Center

Date:

  • January 23, 2017

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