Poll: Americans worry more about gun violence than job loss, terrorist attacks

Updated

Is the tide be turning on gun control reform?


On the NOW with Alex Wagner panel today, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said that “the vast majority of gun owners in America do not think like Wayne LaPierre and the NRA.”

McCaskill might be onto something.

This morning, Wonkblog uncovered a Kaiser poll showing that Americans worry more about gun violence than losing their job, not being able to pay their rent or mortgage or being the victim of a terror attack.


42% of Americans are worried about being a victim of gun violence, compared with 40% who worry about losing their job, 39% who worry about not being able to pay their rent or mortgage and 38% who worry about being the victim of a terrorist attack.

There’ll be no shortage of debate on gun control this week in Washington. But will public opinion hold sway in the halls of Congress?

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Poll: Americans worry more about gun violence than job loss, terrorist attacks

Updated