Polls Reveal Americans Know Guns Make Their Homes and Neighborhoods Safer

A new poll from Rasmussen shows that Americans overwhelmingly want to live in neighborhoods where gun ownership is permitted.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters would feel safer living in a neighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun over one where they could have a gun for their own protection. Sixty-eight percent (68%) would feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Yet many of the nation’s largest cities like New York; Chicago; and Washington, D.C. enforce severe limits, amounting to outright bans on gun ownership.