The Polling Center: City Girls, Country Boys and Guns

Among all the issues in contemporary American politics, few split Americans along geographical lines as much as gun control. But no less important than the geographical divisions evoked by the gun debate are the ones that relate to gender. The results of the latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll, which asked a variety of questions about recent gun-related proposals at both the state and national level, confirms a pattern in public opinion that may conform to the experiences of many readers: Rural men and urban women are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to attitudes on gun policy ...

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