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Poll: Majority Say Students Should Have Say in School Safety Debate

Poll: Majority Say Students Should Have Say in School Safety Debate

Students from Harvest Collegiate High School form a circle around the fountain in Washington Square Park on March 14, 2018 in New York to take part in a national walkout to protest gun violence. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:53 AM

A majority of Americans believe students should have a voice in the debate over gun control and school safety, according to a CBS News poll released Wednesday

The results:

  • 62 percent said students should get involved, compared to 37 percent who think it's an issue better left to adults.
  • 79 percent of Democrats said students should get involved.
  • 62 percent of independents favored student involvement.
  • 39 percent of Republicans said students should get involved.
  • 57 percent parents said they supported students being involved in the debate.
  • 65 percent of women approve of student involvement, compared to 58 percent of men who approve of students being involved.

The poll surveyed 1,223 adults by telephone from March 8 to March 11, with a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Thousands of students on Wednesday are staging walkouts to demand stricter gun laws, CNN reported.

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