Rasmussen Reports released a new national phone and online survey that finds 64 percent of Likely U.S. voters say it is not possible to completely prevent mass shootings like recent tragedies in Atlanta and Boulder.
Just 23 percent believe mass shootings can be completely prevented.
When asked if stricter gun control laws would help prevent mass shootings, 51 percent said no and 39 percent said yes. Ten percent are not sure.
Forty-six percent said the U.S. needs stricter gun control laws while 49 percent disagree.
Democrats hold to their party’s view at a 77 percent clip while Republicans hold to the GOP view at 71 percent. Unaffiliated voters, side with the Republican position as 60 percent are against stricter gun control laws.
Gun control advocates have lost support since August of 2019. At that time, 64 percent of voters believe America needed stricter gun control laws and 49 percent believed stricter laws would help prevent mass shootings.
There’s also an age gap. Fifty-six percent of voters under 40 say the U.S. needs stricter gun control laws while 40 percent of voters 40-64 and 43 percent of those 65 and older agree.