President Trump Legacy May Be as One of the Worst U.S. Presidents

Americans have low expectations for the administration of President Donald Trump. In fact, few U.S. residents think President Trump’s tenure will be remembered as a positive one. Nearly six in ten Americans, 58%, believe Mr. Trump will be remembered as either one of the worst presidents in the nation’s history, […] Read more »

Support for Stricter Gun Laws Edges Up

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, more Americans support tighter controls on guns. Six in 10 U.S. adults now support stricter laws covering the sale of firearms, up from 55% last year and the highest percentage since 2004. However, the public is sharply divided over […] Read more »

Majorities Of Both Parties Favor Increased Gun Restrictions

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, most Americans — regardless of party — favor tightening restrictions on firearms, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll. But significant partisan divides remain — and perhaps relatedly, they exist alongside divides in knowledge about guns in America. CONT. […] Read more »

How gun control advocates could break the NRA’s blockade

Since early in Bill Clinton’s first term as president, the National Rifle Association and its legislative allies have effectively stymied meaningful federal gun control legislation. … Gun control advocates face structural barriers in Congress — particularly the bias toward small and gun-friendly rural states inherent in the allocation of two […] Read more »

Why Geography Stops Gun Control From Taking Root

After the mass shooting in Las Vegas last weekend, guns and gun control are, yet again, topics in Washington. And yet again, most analysts believe that substantial change on the issue seems unlikely. The reason behind that expected lack of movement is best understood by looking at who owns guns […] Read more »