Released: April 23, 2007
Little Boost for Gun Control or Agreement on Causes
Va. Tech Shootings
About this Survey
Results for this survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International among a nationwide sample of 1,508 adults, 18 years of age or older, from April 18-22, 2007. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
For results based on parents of children in school (N=359) or college (N=215), one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 6 and 7.5 percentage points, respectively.
In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.