The number of Americans who believe gun laws should be stronger is growing, following the Dec. 14 shootings in Newtown, Conn.
A Gallop/USA Today poll found nearly four out of every 10 people say they are dissatisfied because they think the laws need to be strengthened. The gap between those who are happy with the law and those who think it needs changing is closing rapidly, reports CBS News
The poll found that 38 percent of those surveyed said they are unhappy with current laws — a 13-point increase from a similar poll taken a year ago, when 25 percent of the respondents were not happy.
Just last year, 50 percent of adults said they were satisfied with national gun laws, but those numbers have dropped, with the margin between the two positions at 43 percent to 38 percent.
There are a handful of Americans, five percent, who said they are dissatisfied and want the laws to be less strict, down from 8 percent last year.
The shift is most pronounced among Democrats, although it was spread across the board. There was a 17-point jump across the board for both men and non-whites, but among Democrats, there was a 22 point increase. There was also an 18 point increase among those ages 18-34.
A similar poll, conducted in December by CBS News, also showed a spike supporting stronger gun laws.
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