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More than half of US citizens are in favor of tougher laws governing the sale of firearms in the country, CBS television company reported along with YouGov sociological institute.

According to the results, 54% of Americans surveyed believe that such laws should become more stringent, 30% of respondents suggest leaving them unchanged, 16% of respondents are in favor of softening laws.

Opinions about tightening laws on gun sales varied depending on the party affiliation of the respondents. Thus, 79% of respondents from among the supporters of the US Democratic Party are in favor of tightening them, 27% of Republican respondents adhere to the same point of view, and among citizens who are not supporters of any of the parties, 50% are in favor of stricter laws.

12% of polled Democrats, 49% of Republicans and 33% of non-partisan citizens agree that the laws should remain unchanged.

The easing of laws on the sale of weapons is supported by 9% of Democrats, 24% of Republicans polled and 17% of citizens who do not belong to any party.

The survey, which was conducted from May 18 to May 20, was attended by 2,041 US citizens over 18 years of age. The error does not exceed 2.5 percentage points.

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