Published in partnership with The Trace, a nonprofit, investigative newsroom covering gun violence in America.
Polls underscore a paradox when it comes to Americans and gun violence: Even before the horrors of Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, surveys showed that mass shootings leave many of us feeling scared and concerned. But research also reveals a wide gap between the facts about guns in America and the public’s knowledge of the issue. In one October poll, less than 10 percent of Americans were able to answer 7 out of 10 questions on gun violence correctly.
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