Three-in-ten U.S. adults personally own a gun. A majority of Americans say gun laws should be stricter than they are today.
Despite deep partisan divisions on the issue, there has been a modest rise in support for stricter gun laws in the United States since 2017.
A look at the data on murders, suicides and other gun deaths in the U.S. and how they have changed over time.
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.
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.
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.
The share of U.S. public secondary schools with sworn officers on site has increased in the past decade.
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.
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.
Last year, more than half of U.S. adults said they would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools.