U.S. public opinion on a law that bans private handgun possession 1990-2019

This statistic shows the opinion of Americans on whether there should or should not be a law that would ban the possession of handguns, except by the police and other authorized persons. The survey was conducted from 1990 to 2019. In 1990, about 41 percent of surveyed Americans felt that there should be a law that would ban the private possession of handguns. In 2019, only 29 percent felt the same way.

Do you think there should or should not be a law that would ban the possession of handguns, except by the police and other authorized persons?

Should beShould not be
201929%70%
201828%71%
201728%71%
201623%76%
201527%72%
201426%73%
201325%74%
201224%74%
201126%73%
201029%69%
200928%71%
200829%69%
200730%68%
200632%66%
200535%64%
200436%63%
200332%67%
200232%65%
200036%62%
199938%59%
199339%60%
199143%53%
199041%55%
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2019

Number of respondents

About 1,000 each poll

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The missing percentage points to 100 percent are due to the possible answer "No opinion" which is not depicted here.

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