POLLSTER’S EYE VIEW: GUN OWNERS
“As a group, Americans who have a gun at home see themselves differently than do other adults. According to the survey, adults in gun-owning households are more likely to think of themselves as an ‘outdoor person’ (68 percent vs. 51 percent) or ‘a typical American’ (72 percent vs. 62 percent), and to say ‘honor and duty are my core values’ (59 percent vs. 48 percent)” writes Rich Morin, senior editor at the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project.
“About six-in-ten gun household members (64 percent) say they ‘often feel proud to be American.’ In contrast, about half (51 percent) of other adults say this. Not surprisingly, members of gun-owning households are more than twice as likely to identify themselves as a ‘hunter, fisher or sportsman’ (37 percent vs. 16 percent).”