Poll of Millennials Shows Support for Gun Control

, Spencer Irvine, 3 Comments

From Campus Reform:

A new poll by the University of Chicago finds that Millennials have a strong preference for gun control, even supporting a proposed ban on semi-automatic weapons.

The survey—which was conducted by GenForward, part of the University of Chicago’s Black Youth Project, in conjunction with the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, a nonpartisan social science research organization—polled 1,940 young Americans ages 18 to 30 and revealed that that 57 percent of Millennials approve of banning people from purchasing semi-automatic weapons.

The poll shows that just 21 percent of survey respondents personally own a firearm, including 29 percent of white respondents and 11 percent of black respondents, the Associated Press reports.