Policy Chats
Policy Chats
May 14, 2021
Gun Violence: Polarization Among the American Public (with Andrew Daniller)
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In this episode, Research Associate at Pew Research Center Andrew Daniller talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about public opinion regarding gun violence in America.

About Andrew Daniller:

His research is primarily focused on the role of news media in shaping public opinion. Before arriving at the Annenberg School, he received a Master's degree in Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. Former George Gerbner Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Andrew Daniller via https://www.pewresearch.org/staff/andrew-daniller/

Link to Pew Research Center report on views on gun policy:


Podcast Highlights:

Only about 2 in 10 Republicans told us that gun violence was a very big problem compared to around three-quarters of Democrats...

-       Andrew Daniller on the topic of if gun violence is a partisan issue.

This urban, suburban, rural divide does matter in how people view gun policy and gun violence.

-       Andrew Daniller on the topic of if there are any trends regarding gun policy public opinion.

Republicans have become less supportive of assault-style weapons bans since 2017...

-       Andrew Daniller on the topic of if gun policy has become more polarized over time.


Andrew Daniller (Pew Research Center Research Associate)


Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Genevieve Chacon (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine



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This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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