1.32% of respondents said they own a gun, which is up 2% from surveys Pew conducted in 2021 and 2017. Do you currently own a gun?
I do not but someone in my household does
2.Almost half of non-gun owners in the survey said they could see themselves purchasing a firearm. If you do not have a gun, could you see yourself purchasing a firearm in the future?
I already own one
3.Nearly three-quarters of the nearly 5,000 people polled said protection was the primary reason they owned a firearm. Just 32% and 30% said their ownership was mainly for hunting and sport shooting, respectively. If you own a gun or would own a gun, what would be the primary reason?
Other (please specify)
|Shooting pests (raccoons, possums, etc.)||0.11%||1|
|i would not own a gun . guns are for killing so if you pull out that gun you better be prepared to take a life||0.11%||1|
|Protection, hunting, sports shooting and collecting||0.11%||1|
|Both hunting and protection||0.11%||1|
|4 out of 5 of the above||0.11%||1|
|Defense against the possibility of a tyrannical government, which looks more and more likely every day.||0.11%||1|
|combination of above||0.11%||1|
|Protection from the rogue government.||0.11%||1|
|I own them for protection AND hunting!||0.11%||1|
|Used to own a match-grade rifle w/hopes of going to the Olympics. Sadly, never happened. Sold it when tremor developed about 30 years ago.||0.11%||1|
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