ABC Poll: Americans Believe Guns Make Homes Safer

By a margin of 51 to 29, Americans believe having a gun in the house makes the house safer.

When the question was asked to those with guns in their houses, the affirmative response jumped to 75.

The percentage of Republicans who believe a gun makes the house safer was 71, while among Democrats the percentage was 34.

Moreover, the poll found that those who believe a gun in the house makes the house safer "prioritize gun rights over new gun control laws by [a] 2 to 1 [margin]."

These responses represent a complete reversal from the same poll taken in 2000, in which people responded 35 to 51--giving the edge to the position that a gun in the house made the house less safe.


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