What is more important, protecting gun rights or controlling gun ownership? (by generation, United States, 2011)

Generation gap on social issues - attitude towards gun control in the U.S. This survey shows the attitude towards gun control in the U.S. in 2011, by generation. In 2011, 50 percent of Baby Boomers stated that the protection of gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership.
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TotalMillennialGen XBoomersSilent
Protecting gun rights47%43%46%50%49%
Controlling gun ownership49%55%50%44%44%
Don't know5%2%4%5%7%
TotalMillennialGen XBoomersSilent
Protecting gun rights47%43%46%50%49%
Controlling gun ownership49%55%50%44%44%
Don't know5%2%4%5%7%
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This survey shows the attitude towards gun control in the U.S. in 2011, by generation. In 2011, 50 percent of Baby Boomers stated that the protection of gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership.
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Release date
November 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
09.22.2011 to 10.04.2011
Number of respondents
2,410 adults
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Millennial (18-30 years olds): 381 people.
Generation X (31-46 year olds): 493 people.
Baby Boomer (47-65 year olds): 905 people.
Silent (66-83 olds): 513 people.
Figures may not add to 100% because of rounding.

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