More Americans who are dissatisfied with the country’s gun laws want them to be less strict and fewer want them to be stricter, according to a new poll from Gallup.
Overall, 55 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the country’s gun laws — the highest figure since 2001.
The percentage of Americans who are dissatisfied and want the laws stricter is still greater than the percentage who want them less strict.
But the gap shrunk significantly compared to January 2013, right after the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
In January 2013, 43 percent were satisfied with the strictness of gun laws in the country, 38 percent wanted them to be made stricter and five percent wanted them to be made less strict.
Now, 40 percent are satisfied with the laws, 31 percent want to see them made stricter and 16 percent want them less strict.
The survey of 1,018 adults was conducted from Jan. 5-8 and has a margin of error of four percentage points.