Americans Trust Guns, Not Government
Most gun owners say they feel safer with a firearm in the house, and don’t think the government can be trusted to enforce gun control laws fairly.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults trust the government to fairly enforce gun control laws, while 57% don’t, and another 14% are not sure. In May 2019, only 18% trusted the government to enforce gun control laws fairly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,204 American Adults was conducted on April 30-May 2, 2023 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.
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