According to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center, 44 percent of the country — almost half — has at least one gun in their home.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The survey firm didn’t break those numbers out for special attention in reviewing American attitudes about background checks, an assault weapon ban or other gun issues, but it shows a jump in ownership from the mid-30 percent found in other recent polls.
Pew also surveyed Americans feelings towards adding stricter gun control measures, asking respondents if they preferred to “control gun ownership” or “protect the rights of Americans to own guns”. The responses in the scientific survey show a bump in individuals who want to protect the rights of Americans to own guns.
Pew also broke down respondents answers by political party. Dem candidate supporters were in favor of controlling gun ownership by 79%, while only 9% of Rep candidate supporters opting for more gun control measures.