Complete Poll Results

February 21, 2013

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Castleton Polling Institute - February 2013

Banning the further sale of assault weapons?

Total
    Strongly Favor Favor Oppose Strongly Oppose No opinion/Not sure (vol.) Refuse (vol.) Count
Total 31% 30% 20% 13% 6%   616
Gender Male 27% 26% 23% 19% 5%   266
Female 35% 34% 17% 7% 7%   347
Political Party Affiliation Republican 14% 30% 28% 22% 6%   93
Independent 28% 35% 20% 11% 5%   228
Democrat 46% 30% 12% 5% 7%   196
College Degree No college degree 25% 32% 26% 11% 6%   268
College degree or more 37% 28% 16% 13% 6%   341
Household Income < $20K 34% 38% 19% 6% 3%   42
$20K to $40K 25% 33% 28% 4% 9%   106
$40K to $60K 29% 32% 20% 14% 6%   113
$60K to $80K 32% 29% 21% 14% 3%   95
$80K to $100K 34% 35% 14% 12% 5%   71
$100K + 31% 32% 15% 17% 5%   83

 

Making it illegal to own an assault weapon?

Total
    Strongly Favor Favor Oppose Strongly Oppose No opinion/Not sure (vol.) Refuse (vol.) Count
Total 27% 27% 25% 16% 6%   616
Gender Male 21% 25% 28% 21% 5%   266
Female 32% 29% 21% 11% 7%   347
Political Party Affiliation Republican 12% 29% 30% 23% 6%   93
Independent 21% 30% 26% 19% 5%   228
Democrat 40% 29% 17% 6% 9%   196
College Degree No college degree 21% 27% 30% 17% 5%   268
College degree or more 30% 28% 21% 15% 7%   341
Household Income < $20K 35% 35% 14% 7% 10%   42
$20K to $40K 23% 23% 32% 12% 10%   106
$40K to $60K 25% 28% 21% 21% 5%   113
$60K to $80K 27% 28% 25% 14% 6%   95
$80K to $100K 22% 31% 26% 16% 4% 2% 71
$100K + 29% 27% 23% 17% 4%   83

 

Banning the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines or clips?

Total
    Strongly Favor Favor Oppose Strongly Oppose No opinion/Not sure (vol.) Refuse (vol.) Count
Total 35% 31% 17% 12% 4%   616
Gender Male 32% 28% 19% 19% 3%   266
Female 37% 34% 16% 6% 6% 1% 347
Political Party Affiliation Republican 19% 26% 26% 23% 6%   93
Independent 33% 32% 20% 11% 4%   228
Democrat 51% 36% 6% 4% 3%   196
College Degree No college degree 26% 33% 23% 14% 3%   268
College degree or more 42% 28% 12% 11% 6%   341
Household Income < $20K 32% 32% 13% 18% 5%   42
$20K to $40K 31% 29% 30% 4% 5%   106
$40K to $60K 35% 27% 24% 13% 1%   113
$60K to $80K 36% 28% 12% 20% 5%   95
$80K to $100K 38% 37% 12% 6% 7%   71
$100K + 35% 38% 8% 14% 3% 1% 83

 

Requiring strict reporting from mental health professionals to the national instant background check system?

Total
    Strongly Favor Favor Oppose Strongly Oppose No opinion/Not sure (vol.) Refuse (vol.) Count
Total 44% 41% 7% 2% 6% 1% 616
Gender Male 46% 37% 9% 1% 6% 1% 266
Female 42% 45% 4% 3% 6% 1% 347
Political Party Affiliation Republican 42% 44% 6% 3% 5%   93
Independent 40% 42% 9%   8% 1% 228
Democrat 51% 36% 4% 2% 6% 1% 196
College Degree No college degree 41% 45% 5% 3% 6%   268
College degree or more 46% 37% 8% 2% 6% 1% 341
Household Income < $20K 39% 44% 5% 4% 9%   42
$20K to $40K 42% 47% 6%   4% 1% 106
$40K to $60K 44% 41% 5% 3% 6% 2% 113
$60K to $80K 53% 34% 6% 2% 5%   95
$80K to $100K 41% 38% 10%   11%   71
$100K + 37% 44% 10% 3% 7%   83

 

Increasing access to permits for citizens to conceal and carry their firearms legally?

Total
    Strongly Favor Favor Oppose Strongly Oppose No opinion/Not sure (vol.) Refuse (vol.) Count
Total 11% 33% 32% 15% 9% 1% 616
Gender Male 11% 34% 31% 13% 10% 1% 266
Female 11% 31% 32% 16% 8% 1% 347
Political Party Affiliation Republican 12% 39% 34% 8% 8%   93
Independent 11% 35% 33% 9% 11%   228
Democrat 9% 27% 32% 21% 10% 1% 196
College Degree No college degree 11% 37% 34% 10% 7% 1% 268
College degree or more 12% 29% 31% 17% 11%   341
Household Income < $20K 7% 30% 36% 19% 9%   42
$20K to $40K 11% 36% 35% 9% 7% 1% 106
$40K to $60K 12% 32% 31% 11% 14%   113
$60K to $80K 10% 42% 30% 13% 4%   95
$80K to $100K 3% 23% 44% 19% 10% 2% 71
$100K + 19% 21% 36% 15% 8%   83

 

Closing the gun shop loop hole?

Total
    Strongly Favor Favor Oppose Strongly Oppose No opinion/Not sure (vol.) Refuse (vol.) Count
Total 41% 34% 12% 8% 5%   616
Gender Male 38% 35% 14% 10% 4%   266
Female 44% 33% 11% 7% 5%   347
Political Party Affiliation Republican 28% 33% 21% 9% 9%   93
Independent 39% 38% 12% 6% 4%   228
Democrat 55% 27% 10% 5% 3%   196
College Degree No college degree 32% 37% 15% 11% 5%   268
College degree or more 49% 30% 10% 5% 5%   341
Household Income < $20K 44% 24% 11% 15% 6%   42
$20K to $40K 34% 35% 16% 8% 8%   106
$40K to $60K 38% 32% 14% 14% 2%   113
$60K to $80K 40% 40% 7% 5% 7%   95
$80K to $100K 58% 21% 10% 6% 4%   71
$100K + 41% 38% 12% 7% 2%   83

 

Have your views about gun control changed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut?

Total
    Yes, they've changed No, they've remained the same Not sure (vol.) Refuse (vol.) Count
Total 19% 79% 1%   616
Gender Male 17% 82% 1%   266
Female 21% 77% 1% 1% 347
Political Party Affiliation Republican 27% 73%     93
Independent 15% 83% 2%   228
Democrat 21% 78% 1%   196
College Degree No college degree 23% 76% 1%   268
College degree or more 17% 82% 1%   341
Household Income < $20K 27% 73%     42
$20K to $40K 17% 77% 6%   106
$40K to $60K 24% 76%     113
$60K to $80K 22% 78%     95
$80K to $100K 28% 72%     71
$100K + 7% 93%     83

 

How have your views changed? Are you now more likely or less likely to support gun control measures?

Total
    More likely Less likely Not sure (vol.) Count
Total 90% 6% 4% 108
Gender Male 90% 8% 2% 42
Female 90% 4% 5% 66
Political Party Affiliation Republican 85% 6% 9% 23
Independent 93% 3% 5% 29
Democrat 94% 6%   38
College Degree No college degree 86% 9% 5% 53
College degree or more 95% 2% 3% 55
Household Income < $20K 94% 6%   11
$20K to $40K 93%   7% 16
$40K to $60K 89% 2% 9% 23
$60K to $80K 94% 6%   18
$80K to $100K 96% 4%   17
$100K + 100%     7