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Gun Owners Say They Feel Safer

Amid renewed calls for stricter gun control following the Florida school shooting, most Americans who have guns at home say it makes them feel safer.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults say they or someone in their household owns a gun. Forty-seven percent (47%) do not have a gun in their home. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 19-20, 2018 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.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 19-20, 2018 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.

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