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

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.

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.

Pew Research CenterOctober 19, 2017

After Las Vegas attack, Democrats in Congress were far more likely than Republicans to mention guns on Facebook

In the week after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, partisan differences were on full display in how elected officials responded on Facebook.

October 12, 2017

Supporters of stricter gun laws are less likely to contact elected officials

About one-in-five U.S. gun owners say they have ever contacted a public official to express their opinion on gun policy, compared with 12% of non-gun owners.

July 10, 2017

Rural and urban gun owners have different experiences, views on gun policy

Nearly six-in-ten rural Americans have a gun in their household, compared with smaller shares of suburban and urban gun owners.

July 5, 2017

Among gun owners, NRA members have a unique set of views and experiences

While the demographic profile of NRA members is similar to that of other gun owners, their political views, the way they use their firearms and their attitudes about gun policy differ significantly from gun owners who are not members of the organization.

June 26, 2017

Among U.S. gun owners, parents more likely than non-parents to keep their guns locked and unloaded

Among gun-owning parents with children in their household, 54% say all guns in their home are kept in a locked place and 53% say they are all kept unloaded.