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In the U.S., Black adults are less likely than all other racial groups to say they feel safe walking alone at night where they live.

Learn what percentage of Americans have been victimized by any of seven types of conventional crime in the past year, and what the rate is for violent crime.

by Frank Newport

New research on the effects of question wording supports the conclusion that a majority of about six in 10 Americans support an assault weapons ban.

In 2018, 69% of people worldwide said that they feel safe walking alone at night where they live, and 68% said they have confidence in their local police.

by Lydia Saad

Learn more about Americans' views on guns with Gallup's trends on 10 key aspects of the issue, with quick links to Gallup data.