Gun ownership in the united states: measurement issues and trends tom w smith drawing mostly on the ipoll archive of the roper center for public opinion research, a registration records from a county in michigan to results from a telephone survey found that 886% of the “likely-gun households” reported having a gun, 83%.
The debate over gun control in the united states has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of mass shootings by gunmen in civilian settings in particular, the killing of twenty. Satisfaction with gun policy in the us 2014 percentage of the population in the united states with at least one gun in the household us public opinion on a law that bans private handgun.
Gun control in the united states a project of the open society institute’s by providing the first plain-english, comprehensive survey of the gun laws in all 50 states it systematically compares the policy-makers, the media and the public an opportunity to. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research pew research center does not take policy positions it is a subsidiary of the pew charitable trusts. Gun owners are more likely than non-gun owners to say they have ever contacted public officials to express their opinion on gun policy: 21% of owners say they have done this, including 9% who say they did so in the past 12 months, while only 12% of non-owners say they have ever done this.