A new poll of young Americans sheds some light on their worries about the threat of violence.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:

The survey done both online and by phone, found young Americans between 18 and 30-years-old support new efforts to curb gun violence.

The GenForward poll finds that nine in ten young adults say they support criminal background checks for all gun sales and that's consistent across racial and ethnic groups.

57 percent of them support a ban on semi-automatic weapons. Nine in ten young adults also want to see stiffer penalties for violating existing gun laws and that includes nine in ten whites, Asian-Americans and Latinos, as well as eight in ten African Americans.

The poll, the first of its kind, pays special attention to the voices of young adults of color, and how race and ethnicity shape opinions.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.

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