“WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — A Twitter poll conducted by Sinclair stations across the country found that 74 percent of respondents would arm themselves for protection.
More than 5,000 people responded to the poll, which was posted by 44 Sinclair stations across the country.
A total of 26 percent of those responding said they would not arm themselves for protection.
The polling comes amid heightened concerns over terrorism in the wake of the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.
Attempting to quell the public’s fear, President Barack Obama said in an interview this weekend that ISIS ‘is not an organization that can destroy the United States.’
Obama validated the concerns of many Americans, saying he understand why people are worried, but he noted that the most damage ISIS can do ‘is if they start changing how we live and what our values are.’
He expressed that part of his last year in office will be spent making sure Americans remember, ‘who we are and make sure that our resilience, our values, our unity are maintained.’
‘If we do that, then ISIL will be defeated.’
Asked which was a better way to respond to terrorism in this country, enacting stricter gun control laws or encouraging more people to carry guns legally, a Washington Post/ABC poll found 47 percent of respondents felt more people carrying guns was a better response.
In that same Washington Post/ABC poll, 42 percent of respondents said stricter guns laws were a better response.
That poll was conducted by phone in December of 2015, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. A random sample of 1,002 adults were questioned.
By comparison, a Gallup poll conducted earlier this year found 56 percent of respondents said more concealed weapons would make the country safer.
‘A majority of Americans, 56%, believe that if more Americans carried concealed weapons after passing a criminal background check and training course, the country would be safer,’ the poll concluded. Of those asked, 41 percent said the United States would be less safe.
The results were a part of Gallup’s annual crime poll, conducted in October.”
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