About seven in 10 Americans believes it is important for most Americans to support proposed changes to gun laws before those changes are implemented.
About half of Americans say it's important for both parties to come to a consensus before making any changes to existing laws.
Most non-white Americans, 55 percent, support tighter gun control laws, while 43 percent are opposed.
Fourteen percent more men oppose gun control restrictions than support them. Women are nearly split on the question, with 49 percent in favor and 48 percent opposed.
Those with a college degree are more likely to support gun control legislation.
The largest gap in the poll is along party lines. 76 percent of Republicans opposed stricter gun control compared to just 25 percent of Democrats.
Two-thirds of Americans who live in rural areas opposed tighter gun control laws.