Home |  Politics |  Business |  Lifestyle |  Commentary |  Videos |  Econometric Data

Most Still Aren’t Buying JFK ‘Lone Gunman’ Conclusion

Most Americans still aren’t convinced that President John F. Kennedy was the victim of a lone assassin in November 1963.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of American Adults accept the government’s conclusion that Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman. But 33% continue to believe he was the victim of a conspiracy, while one-in-four (24%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 26 and 29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Article continues below

Pt only You must be a Rasmussen Reports Reader or Platinum member to continue reading this article. Log in below or subscribe now for access to all of our site’s content and membership benefits, including in-depth poll results, exclusive trend data, historical data and more.


The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 26 and 29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

View non-mobile site