Friday, April 28, 2017
Gun sales in the United States are down since Donald Trump took office even though Americans now think it’s easier to get a gun than it used to be.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults now say it is too easy to buy a gun in the United States today. That’s up from 44% a year ago when Americans were buying guns at a record pace. Ten percent (10%) think it’s too hard to buy a gun in this country, while 33% think the level of difficulty is about right, virtually unchanged from last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 25-26, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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