WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirty percent of U.S. adults say they personally own a gun, while a larger percentage, 43%, report living in a gun household.
Personal gun ownership varies among the major population subgroups Gallup looks at:
Republicans (45%), men (43%) and self-identified conservatives (40%) are the most likely key subgroups to say they personally own a gun.
Women (17%), Democrats (16%) and Hispanics (15%) are the least likely to report personal gun ownership.
|Personally own a gun||Live in gun household||Number of interviews|
|18 to 29||19||35||416|
|30 to 49||32||45||729|
|50 to 64||33||44||823|
|College graduate only||33||45||726|
|$40,000 to <$100,000||39||51||1,145|
|Have child under 18||31||44||654|
|No child under 18||29||42||2,308|
|Based on 2016-2018 combined data; "gun household" = gun in the home or elsewhere on the property|
Gallup measures Americans' gun ownership each October as part of its Crime poll -- one of 12 surveys that make up the Gallup Poll Social Series.
Gallup's full trend on U.S. gun ownership is available on the Guns "Topics A to Z" page.
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