What do you think is more important - protecting the right of Americans to own guns, or controlling gun ownership? (United States, July 2012)

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Percentage of respondents
Control gun ownership47%
Protect right to own guns46%
Don't know / refused6%

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This statistic shows the results of a survey among adult Americans on what they consider more important - the right to bear arms or controlling gun ownership. The survey was conducted in July 2012, shortly after the Aurora shootings. During the survey, 46 percent of respondents said they believed that the right to own guns was more important.
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Release date
July 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 26 to 29, 2012
Number of respondents
1,010 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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