Gallup: 33% of Americans 'Personally' Own a Gun, 46% Live in Home With a Gun

Michael W. Chapman | December 9, 2022 | 4:34pm EST
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(CNS News) -- In a recent survey, Gallup discovered that 46% of Americans, nearly half the country, have a gun in their home, and 33% said that they "personally" own a gun. 

In the survey of 1,009 adults, aged 18 and older, Gallup asked, "Do you have a gun in your home?"

In response, 46% said they have a "gun in home or elsewhere on property," and 33% said they "personally own a gun."

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"Personal gun ownership has averaged 30% since 2005, when it was first measured," reported Gallup.  "Household gun ownership was higher in the early 1990s than it is now, but since 1996, 43% of U.S. adults on average have said there is a gun in their household."

The survey also found that 51% of males said they had a gun in their home, as did 41% of females.

For "personal" gun ownership, 46% are male and 21% are female. 

On the political side, 66% of Republicans live in a home with a gun, 42% of independents said the same, and 31% of Democrats.

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The largest percentage of gun ownership is in the South, where 44% of the adults there "personally" own a gun, reported Gallup. 

Also, people making $100,000 or more a year in income had the highest percentage of personal gun ownership -- 47%.  For people making $40,000 - $99,000, some 35% personally own a gun.

Only 22% of those earning less than $40,000 personally own a gun.

To read the survey, click here

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