Our nonpartisan, nationally representative survey provides new information about the American public’s opinions about gun policies and behaviors among those who own guns (or live with those who do). A strong majority of Americans—including 2 out of 3 gun owners—express support for a "red flag" law that would allow a family member to seek a court order to temporarily take away guns if they feel a gun owner may harm themselves or others.



Recent Surveys

How often do Americans spend free time in nature?

Two-thirds of American adults say they spend free time in nature at least once a month or more often, including nearly half of all adults who say they do so at least weekly. However, 1 in 6 American adults report “never” spending free time in nature.

National Survey of Super Bowl Impressions 2019

In the week after Super Bowl LIII, we explored if Americans knew that Atlanta was the host city, and whether the event changed their impressions of Atlanta as a desirable place to visit.

MPR News | Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, October 2018

The MPR News | Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 800 Minnesotans identified as likely voters, to understand their views on high-level races and political issues in the news.

Labor unions and "right-to-work"

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case—which struck down mandated fees from those covered by employment contracts in public unions—has wide-ranging implications for the future of organized labor.



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