Parkland Florida’s #Neveragain movement didn’t really sway gun control opinion, poll shows

Parkland Florida's #Neveragain movement didn't really sway gun control opinion, poll shows

David Hogg, a student and shooting survivor from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, addresses the conclusion of the "March for Our Lives" event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. U.S. public support for more gun control measures has grown slowly but steadily over the years, typically spiking immediately after a mass shootings, then falls back to pre-massacre levels within a few months. NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. While U.S. public support for more gun control measures has grown slowly but steadily over the years, it typically spikes immediately after the mass shootings that have become part of the U.S. landscape, then falls back to pre-massacre levels within a few months. The poll https://bit.ly/2GEdYkl found that 69 percent of American adults supported strong or moderate regulations or restrictions for firearms, down from 75 percent in late March, when the first poll was conducted following the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The new poll numbers are virtually unchanged from pre-Parkland levels. The latest poll surveyed 3,458 adults from May […]

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