After nearly every mass shooting, the Economist/YouGov Poll has asked Americans about changes in gun laws. The answers are almost always the same. While support for stricter gun law rose through mid-2015, since then little has changed. Just over half the public now supports stricter gun laws – 53% in the current poll conducted after the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
While few would loosen existing gun laws, just 38% of Republicans would strengthen them.