New poll finds a majority of Americans oppose a ban on guns in homes

NEW YORK — An online poll released Thursday finds a broad majority of U.S. adults support banning handguns from the home, with nearly four in five voters supporting banning guns in cars, and nearly half supporting banning cars from the front porch of a home.

The Pew Research Center poll found Americans oppose the idea of banning guns from public places, with the majority favoring such a ban.

But nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) say that the same applies to guns on cars.

Only about a third of Americans — 33% — say the same about cars from inside a home, while fewer than half of the public (48%) say cars from cars should be banned from public spaces.

About four in 10 Americans (39%) support a ban that would require guns in vehicles, with a slightly smaller share of those (38%) who favor banning guns on homes (18%).

The survey, conducted from Feb. 27-29, surveyed 1,058 U.M. residents by landline and cell phones and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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