Do you approve or disapprove of the "stand your ground laws"?*

U.S. public opinion on the This statistic shows the approval of Americans on the legislation known as "stand your ground laws." Under those laws, people who are in a public place and believe that their life or safety is in danger are allowed to kill or injure the person who they think is threatening them. The survey was conducted on March 24-25, 2012. 43 percent of the respondents disapprove of this legislation.
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Approve55%
Disapprove43%
No opinion2%
Share of respondents
Approve55%
Disapprove43%
No opinion2%
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This statistic shows the approval of Americans on the legislation known as "stand your ground laws." Under those laws, people who are in a public place and believe that their life or safety is in danger are allowed to kill or injure the person who they think is threatening them. The survey was conducted on March 24-25, 2012. 43 percent of the respondents disapprove of this legislation.
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Release date
March 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 24 to 25, 2012
Number of respondents
1,014 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
* Some states have enacted legislation, known as "stand your ground laws." Under those laws, people who are in a public place and believe that their life or safety is in danger are allowed to kill or injure the person who they think is threatening them.

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