Minnesota Poll results: Gun restrictions

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE
  • Updated: March 4, 2013 - 8:58 AM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults Feb. 25-27. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose a universal background check on all gun sales, including those sold privately or at gun shows?

SUPPORTOPPOSEUNDECIDED
STATE72%25%3%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey82%17%1%
Metro Suburbs65%34%1%
Rest of State69%25%6%
SEX
Men62%36%2%
Women81%15%4%
AGE
18-3470%26%4%
35-4969%29%2%
50-6475%24%1%
65+75%20%5%
INCOME
<$50,00073%25%2%
$50,000+71%25%4%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat91%8%1%
Republican64%29%7%
Independent60%38%2%
None60%40%-
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes72%25%3%
No70%27%3%
GUN OWNER?
Yes60%36%4%
No88%9%3%

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose limiting the capacity of ammunition magazines that citizens could purchase?

SUPPORTOPPOSEUNDECIDED
STATE53%43%4%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey63%36%1%
Metro Suburbs49%47%4%
Rest of State48%47%5%
SEX
Men46%50%4%
Women59%37%4%
AGE
18-3445%47%8%
35-4948%52%-
50-6462%36%2%
65+60%33%7%
INCOME
<$50,00058%41%1%
$50,000+50%45%5%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat73%22%5%
Republican35%61%4%
Independent48%50%2%
None45%50%5%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes54%42%4%
No50%46%4%
GUN OWNER?
Yes41%55%4%
No70%27%3%

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose creating a national database, accessible to local law enforcement that would track all gun sales in the United States?

SUPPORTOPPOSEUNDECIDED
STATE62%33%5%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey73%24%3%
Metro Suburbs55%40%5%
Rest of State60%33%7%
SEX
Men51%44%5%
Women73%21%6%
AGE
18-3464%31%5%
35-4961%38%1%
50-6457%35%8%
65+69%22%9%
INCOME
<$50,00067%28%5%
$50,000+59%36%5%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat90%7%3%
Republican49%45%6%
Independent45%48%7%
None53%42%5%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes63%32%5%
No57%36%7%
GUN OWNER?
Yes50%47%3%
No79%12%9%

QUESTION: Do you or anyone in your household own a firearm?

YESNOREFUSED
STATE52%42%6%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey38%61%1%
Metro Suburbs44%40%16%
Rest of State68%28%4%
SEX
Men61%29%10%
Women44%53%3%
AGE
18-3453%41%6%
35-4953%39%8%
50-6455%40%5%
65+45%50%5%
INCOME
<$50,00045%52%3%
$50,000+58%34%8%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat41%59%-
Republican68%31%1%
Independent53%31%16%
None42%44%14%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes53%42%5%
No47%41%12%

QUESTION: Do you have a favorable opinion, unfavorable opinion or no opinion of the National Rifle Association?

FAVORABLEUNFAVORABLENO OPINION
STATE38%29%33%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey26%40%34%
Metro Suburbs40%33%27%
Rest of State45%16%39%
SEX
Men43%27%30%
Women32%30%38%
AGE
18-3442%20%38%
35-4933%32%35%
50-6440%31%29%
65+36%33%31%
INCOME
<$50,00038%26%36%
$50,000+38%30%32%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat17%44%39%
Republican58%12%30%
Independent39%30%31%
None50%10%40%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes37%30%33%
No40%23%37%
GUN OWNER?
Yes51%18%31%
No20%43%37%

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