Monday, May 3, 2021

We Are Making Progress

 4/28/21 Newsweek:

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday from among more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that Americans overall are less supportive of new gun control legislations than they were just three years ago. People between the ages of 18-29 saw the sharpest decline in backing for new weapons laws, with fewer than half now saying new legislation is needed to reduce the risk of future mass shootings or to block "red flag" buyers.

In April 2018, the last time the ABC/Washington Post survey was conducted on this issue, 65 percent of these young Americans said they support gun control laws. That percentage is now 45.

1 comment:

  1. Be skeptical of poll results. There will always be a proportion of responders who give crazy-troll answers for the lutz. When poll response rates are low, not only will the results be badly skewed, but the troll answers will have a disproportionate influence. That's how you get those results where some shockingly high number of Americans believe that Winston Churchill was a fictional character and that the US Civil War was fought in the 1930s, as the result of the election of President Benjamin Franklin.

    One must be especially skeptical when the poll result is something one WANTS to hear.