ATLANTA (AP) - Americans are as divided over gun rights as they are about other issues, and there's been a sharp drop in support for gun control measures since 2000.
 
That's according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center
 
One question asked people whether it was more important to protect gun rights or control gun ownership.
 
The results: 47 percent favored gun rights and 51 percent favored gun control.
 
It's a significant change from 2000, when two-thirds of those surveyed supported more gun control.