See the latest Pew Research Center data and reports on issues and attitudes toward gun control and related policies.

December 27, 2018

7 facts about guns in the U.S.

Americans have broad exposure to firearms, whether they personally own a gun or not. At the same time, most adults say gun laws should be stricter.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 18, 2018

Gun Policy Remains Divisive, But Several Proposals Still Draw Bipartisan Support

The partisan divide that for years has defined public opinion about the nation’s gun policies remains firmly in place. Yet there continue to be several specific policy proposals that draw broad support from both Republicans and Democrats.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 30, 2018

Where the public stands on key issues that could come before the Supreme Court

Ahead of the Senate’s deliberations over Kavanaugh, here’s a look at where the public stands on some of the major legal, political and social issues that could come before the Supreme Court in the years ahead.

Pew Research CenterMay 17, 2018

Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up

While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.

Pew Research CenterMay 1, 2018

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. secondary schools have sworn officers on site – but not all the time

The share of U.S. public secondary schools with sworn officers on site has increased in the past decade.

Pew Research CenterApril 18, 2018

A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern

More than half of U.S. teens say they are worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, with one-in-four saying they are very worried.

Pew Research CenterMarch 16, 2018

What Google searches can tell us about Americans’ interest in guns

Read key findings from an analysis that looks into the public’s interest in guns as potential consumer products, rather than as a subject of general interest.

February 23, 2018

In 2017, Americans narrowly opposed allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns

Last year, more than half of U.S. adults said they would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools.

Pew Research CenterDecember 20, 2017

From #MAGA to #MeToo: A look at U.S. public opinion in 2017

A look back at the events that defined 2017 and what public opinion can tell us about the important trends shaping American society.

Pew Research CenterDecember 20, 2017

From #MAGA to #MeToo: A look at U.S. public opinion in 2017

A look back at the events that defined 2017 and what public opinion can tell us about the important trends shaping American society.