National Survey of
Conducted January 6-7, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Does the U.S. Constitution guarantee the right of an average citizen to own a gun?
2* Should laws regarding the ownership of guns be the responsibility of the federal government, state governments or local governments?
3* Should a strict background check be required for anyone to buy a gun?
4* If someone wants to buy a gun, should there be a three-day waiting period before they are allowed to get the gun?
5* If someone wants to buy a gun, should they be required to take a gun safety course first?
6* Suppose someone commits a crime using a gun. Should they receive a longer prison sentence than if they had committed the same crime without using a gun?
7* Is having a gun in your home morally wrong most of the time or morally acceptable most of the time
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence