POLL­STER’S EYE VIEW: GUN OWN­ERS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“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).”

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