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Most Who Own Guns Feel Safer

While Americans argue over the availability of guns, most of those with a gun in their house continue to say it makes them feel safer.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults say they or someone in their household has a gun, down from 44% in February of last year. Fifty-four percent (54%) say they do not, while eight percent (8%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 8 and 11, 2019 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 August 8 and 11, 2019 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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