This second release from our nonpartisan, nationally representative survey provides new information about the American public’s opinions about gun policies and behaviors among people who own guns (or live with those who do).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. died in gun-related homicides, suicides and accidental discharges in 2017. However, most Americans—more than 75%—don’t know which of those circumstances was the leading cause of death by firearm. Read more here.
When it comes to storing firearms, more than three-quarters of Americans support mandating that guns be stored with a lock in place; that number includes two-thirds of gun owners and more than 70% of Republicans. Read more here.