Support for teachers being equipped with firearms in the U.S. in 2018

Do you support equipping teachers and school staff with concealed firearms to respond in the event of a school shooting?

Support for teachers being equipped with firearms in the U.S. in 2018 This statistic shows the public opinion in the United States on equipping teachers and school staff with firearms as a response mechanism in a event of school shootings. As of February 2018, about 41 percent of all registered voters, identifying themselves as Republican, strongly supported equipping teachers and school staff with firearms.
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Do you support equipping teachers and school staff with concealed firearms to respond in the event of a school shooting?

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Strongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDo not know/no opinion
All registered voters27%23%15%28%8%
Democrats14%18%15%46%7%
Republicans41%31%13%9%6%
Strongly supportSomewhat supportSomewhat opposeStrongly opposeDo not know/no opinion
All registered voters27%23%15%28%8%
Democrats14%18%15%46%7%
Republicans41%31%13%9%6%
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This statistic shows the public opinion in the United States on equipping teachers and school staff with firearms as a response mechanism in a event of school shootings. As of February 2018, about 41 percent of all registered voters, identifying themselves as Republican, strongly supported equipping teachers and school staff with firearms.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 22-26, 2018
Number of respondents
1,992 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Registered voters
Method of interview
Online interview
Supplementary notes
Original question: Do you support or oppose each of the following? Equipping teachers and school staff with concealed firearms to respond in the event of a school shooting.
Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are probably due to rounding.
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