Pew survey on guns
Today's Sunday Chicago Tribune has a story in its' Nation & World section: "Curbing violence an old fight". A sidebar notes party affiliation of people responding to a Pew survey of 1,219 people conducted Dec. 17-19.
Bar charts show percentages of each party answering yes.
"Do you have any guns in your home?" Dems, 25%; GOP, 49%.
(Highest percentages were in the Midwest and South. Fifty percent were 'rural'. Forty-two percent were white; 16%, black.
Under 'Views by Party":
"More important to protect the right to own guns." Dems, 20%; GOP, 69%.
"More important to control ownership." Dems, 72%; GOP, 27%.
"Agree to ban semi-automatic guns." Dems, 51%; GOP, 38%.
"Agree to ban high-capacity ammunition clips." Dems, 62%; GOP, 46%.
I had no idea there was such a split by party!