Young US adults support efforts to curb gun violence

2016-08-06 21:21
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Chicago - A new poll shows most young adults across racial and ethnic groups support tighter gun polices including background checks, stricter penalties for gun law violations and banning semi-automatic weapons.

In the new GenForward poll, about 9 in 10 young adults say they support criminal background checks for all gun sales...a level of support that remains consistent across racial and ethnic groups.

Stiffer penalties for violating existing gun laws are supported by 9 in 10 young adults.

GenForward is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the AP-NORC Centre for Public Affairs Research.

The first-of-its-kind poll pays special attention to the voices of young adults of colour, highlighting how race and ethnicity shape the opinions of a new generation.

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