U.S. public opinion on safety gains through more concealed weapons 2015

This statistic shows the public opinion in October 2015 on whether more Americans carrying concealed weapons (after criminal background check and training) would make the United States safer or less safe. In October 2015, 56 percent of the American respondents thought more concealed weapons would make the United States a safer place.

If more Americans carried concealed weapons, would the United States be safer?

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Source

Release date

October 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 7-11, 2015

Number of respondents

1,015 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question was posed as follows: "Suppose more Americans were allowed to carry concealed weapons if they passed a criminal background check and training course. If more Americans carried concealed weapons, would the United States be safer or less safe?"

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