Illinois school students respond to gun safety survey

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Illinois students were polled on their thoughts about gun control and safety measures. Here’s how they responded:

  • 70% said they “strongly agree” or “agree” that gun laws should be stricter.
  • 61% said they “strongly disagree”  or “disagree” that teachers should be allowed to carry guns
  • 71% said they “strongly agree” or “agree” that the minimum age to buy assault weapons should be raised to 21 years old

The poll, conducted by Newsela, surveyed over 25,000 9-12th grade students in the U.S. with a five question poll.

Nationally, the respondents

  • 67% said they “strongly agree” or “agree” that gun laws should be stricter.
  • Over half (55%) said they “strongly disagree”  or “disagree” that teachers should be allowed to carry guns
  • 67% said they “strongly agree” or “agree” that the minimum age to buy assault weapons should be raised to 21 years old.

The full results of the poll can be found here.

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