Majority Believes Lawmakers Can Reduce Gun Violence

But are divided on what policy would work best


Americans overwhelmingly think there is something Washington can do to reduce gun violence, but pronounced splits on the specific legislative fix underscore the difficulty Congress would face passing a bill.

In the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, 71 percent of respondents in the latest United Technologies/National JournalCongressional Connection Poll agreed that "there's something that can be done through public policies" that would help seriously reduce mass shootings.