By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- A new Gallup poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans agree that a gun makes the home safer, rather than “more dangerous.”
This figure is nearly double the percentage of those who said a gun makes the home safer in 2000.
The poll was released on Nov. 7 2014. According to Gallup, a record-high “63 percent” of those polled said a gun makes their home safer. When the responses were divided along political party affiliation, Gallup found “81 percent” of Republicans and “64 percent” of Independents believed a gun made their homes safer, versus only “41 percent” of Democrats.
This squares with a Washington Post/ABC News poll as reported in May in which Independents overwhelming supported the GOP approach to protecting gun rights over the Democrat approach to restricting them.
Another interesting aspect of the newly released Gallup poll is that a clear majority of women believe a gun in the home makes the home safer as well. “58 percent” of women said a gun makes the home safer versus “34 percent” who say it makes the home “more dangerous.”
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