PEW: Majority of Americans Say Gun Ownership Protects Them from Crime


On August 13, PEW Research Center released a new poll which shows the majority of Americans are convinced gun ownership protects them from crime.

PEW asked whether gun ownership protects people from crime or “risks safety,” and “54 percent” said owning a gun protects a person from crime. Only “40 percent” said owning a gun “risks safety.”

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