CBS NEWS POLL

Americans React to the Orlando Shooting
June 13-14, 2016
Q1. How likely do you think it is that there will be a terrorist attack in the United States within the next few months—
very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?

Very likely
Somewhat likely
Not very likely
Not at all likely
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
33
45
24
33
34
34
34
35
17
9
24
18
8
6
12
7
7
7
6
7

Dec15a
%
44
35
11
6
5

Q2. How concerned are you about the threat of terrorism against Americans committed by people currently living in the
US who are inspired by foreign extremists? Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not
concerned at all?
Very concerned
Somewhat concerned
Not very concerned
Not at all concerned
Don't know/No answer

51
29
13
6
1

66
24
6
3
1

45
33
15
7
1

47
29
15
8
1

63
26
7
4
1

Q3. In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are
now?

More strict
Less strict
Kept as they are
Don't know/No answer

57
11
29
4

36
14
47
3

79
4
14
4

52
14
29
5

Jan16a
57
10
30
3

Q3a. Do you favor or oppose a federal law requiring background checks on all potential gun buyers?
Favor
Oppose
Don't know/No answer

89
8
2

92
6
2

97
2
1

82
15
3

88
10
2

Q4. Do you favor or oppose a nationwide ban on assault weapons?

Favor ban
Oppose ban
Don't know/No answer

57
38
6

45
50
5

78
18
3

47
45
8

Dec15a
44
50
6

Q5a. Do you think the U.S. should temporarily ban Muslims from other countries from entering the United States, or
not?

Should ban
Should not ban
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
31
56
14
30
62
37
79
62
7
7
6
8

Dec15c
%
36
58
6

Q5. Do you think the militant group ISIS is a threat to the security of the United States, or not? IF YES, ASK: Do you think
it is a major threat or a minor threat?

Yes, major
Yes, minor
Not a threat
Don't know/No answer

67
15
13
5

85
10
4
1

60
17
16
7

61
17
15
7

Dec15a
70
16
11
3

Q6. How closely have you been following news about the recent shooting at a nightclub frequented by gays and lesbians
in Orlando, Florida where at least 49 people were killed -- very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all
closely?
Very closely
Somewhat closely
Not too closely
Not at all closely
Don't know/No answer

50
38
8
3
1

56
35
7
2
-

55
34
7
3
*

42
42
8
5
3

Q7. Do you think the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida was mostly a terrorist act, mostly a hate crime against
people who are gay and lesbian, or both?
Mostly terrorist act
Mostly hate crime
Both
Neither
Don't know/No answer

14
25
57
1
3

22
10
65
2

8
37
53
1
1

14
25
56
1
5

Q8. Do you think the U.S. Intelligence agencies had information that could have prevented the attack that occurred at
the nightclub in Orlando, Florida, or not?
Could have prevented
Couldn't have prevented
Don't know/No answer

42
42
17

51
36
13

39
47
14

38
41
21

Q10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is responding to the attack at the nightclub in Orlando,
Florida?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
44
19
72
38
34
66
8
34
22
15
20
28

Q11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Hillary Clinton is responding to the attack at the nightclub in Orlando,
Florida?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
36
17
62
27
34
60
13
36
30
23
26
37

Q12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is responding to the attack at the nightclub in Orlando,
Florida?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

25
51
24

50
26
24

11
71
18

20
51
28

Gun. Do you or does any other member of your household own a handgun, rifle, shot gun, or any other kind of firearm?
IF YES, ASK: Is that person you or someone else?
Yes, self
Yes, other member of household
Yes, self and other
No
Don't know/No answer

13
13
10
58
6

Total respondents

Unweighted
1,001

Total Republicans
Total Democrats
Total Independents

255
320
426

20
16
14
40
10

9
12
5
73
2

12
11
12
57
7

Weighted

249
324
428