Almost three quarters (72 percent) of the Britons believe police should carry guns on a daily basis, while only one fifth of the UK citizens disapprove of arming the police amid the “severe” terror threat level after a series of deadly attacks in the country, the poll conducted by Sky News broadcaster showed.

According to the results of the study published late on Monday, 5 percent of those polled chose the “neither” option on the issue of arming the security officers while 3 percent of the British said they did not know whether the police should be armed.

The Londoners were slightly less likely in favor of arming the police officers than the respondents in the other UK regions, with 68 percent of those polled in the city approving and 25 percent disapproving the move.

The survey was conducted among 1,581 UK nationals by SMS on Monday.

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