Do you think it's more important to protect or to limit gun ownership rights?

Support for protecting or limiting gun ownership rights in the U.S. in 2018 This statistic shows the distribution of public opinion on the importance of protecting or limiting gun ownership rights in the United States, by respondent's political identification. As of February 2018, about 69 percent of all registered voters, identifying themselves as Republican, thought it was more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns.
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All registered votersDemocratsRepublicans
More important to protect the right to own guns46%22%69%
More important to limit gun ownership42%69%21%
Does not know/no opinion12%9%10%
All registered votersDemocratsRepublicans
More important to protect the right to own guns46%22%69%
More important to limit gun ownership42%69%21%
Does not know/no opinion12%9%10%
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This statistic shows the distribution of public opinion on the importance of protecting or limiting gun ownership rights in the United States, by respondent's political identification. As of February 2018, about 69 percent of all registered voters, identifying themselves as Republican, thought it was more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns.
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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

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