Who owns guns in America? Is the country divided over gun regulation?
QUESTIONS FROM GSS:
For almost all years since 1973, the General Social Survey has asked the questions:
Do you happen to have in your home (IF HOUSE: or garage) any guns or revolvers? [owngun]
The response options are: Yes, Know, Don’t Know, Refused.
Would you favor or oppose a law which would require a person to obtain a police permit before he or she could buy a gun? [gunlaw]
The response options are: Favor, Oppose, Don’t Know, Refused.
The analysis shows the percent of respondents who answered:
'Yes' out of all respondents who answered “Yes” or “No” or “Don’t Know”.
'Favor' out of all respondents who answered “Favor” or “Oppose” or “Don’t Know”.
New York Times Article: