A majority of Georgians support background checks on all gun buyers as well as federal legislation that would criminalize the sale of assault weapons, according to automated polling firm Survey USA.

The survey, fielded last Wednesday with a sample of 500 adults, found broad support for a host of new gun control measures, universal background checks the most popular.

Fully 75 percent favor universal background checks on all gun buyers while a lesser majority of 56 percent support a federal ban on new assault weapons, the poll found.

The assault weapons ban, according to Survey USA, was most popular among those respondents age 18 to 34 (61%), blacks (81%), Democrats (78%) and the college educated (63%). The survey’s full crosstabs are available here.

– James Richardson

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