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RESPONSES TO ALL QUESTIONS: (Weighted)*

1) YEAR IN SCHOOL

YEAR IN SCHOOL %
Sophomore 34.1
Junior 33.5
Senior 32.4
TOTAL 100.0

[SKOLYR]

2) SCHOOL TYPE

SCHOOL TYPE %
Public 90.6
Catholic 3.3
Private 6.2
TOTAL 100.0

[SKOL]

3) SCHOOL SIZE

SCHOOL SIZE %
Under 500 21.8
500-1000 28.9
1000-2000 31.8
Over 2000 16.0
Not Sure 1.5
TOTAL 100.0

[SKOLSIZE]

4) SCHOOL SAFE
Would you rate your school as very safe, fairly safe, somewhat unsafe, or very unsafe?

SCHOOL SAFE %
Very Safe 44.6
Safe 49.0
Unsafe 5.4
Very Unsafe 1.0
TOTAL 100.0

[SKOLSAFE]

5) PERSONAL SAFETY
Are you ever concerned about personal safety at school, or on the way to and from school?

PERSONAL SAFETY %
Yes 16.7
No 83.3
TOTAL 100.0

[RSAFE]

6) CARRY GUN
Has anyone you know ever carried a gun in school or on the way to or from school?

CARRY GUN %
Yes 18.4
No 81.6
TOTAL 100.0

[GUNCARRY]

7) THREATENED OR SHOT
Do you know of anyone in your school who has been threatened with a gun or shot at?

THREATENED OR SHOT %
Yes 31.1
No 67.8
Not Sure 1.1
TOTAL 100.0

[GUNTHRET]

8) SHOT?
Not including military combat, have you or anyone close to you-- such as a friend or relative -- ever been shot by a gun?

SHOT %
Yes 25.7
No 74.3
TOTAL 100.0

[GUNSHOT]

9) GUN DISCUSSION
Within the last year, have you discussed gun control issues in class, at home or with your friends?

GUN DISCUSSION %
Yes 81.0
No 19.0
TOTAL 100.0

[GUNTALK]

10) GUN MEDIA
Have you seen anything about gun control issues in the media?

GUN MEDIA %
Yes 90.9
No 9.1
TOTAL 100.0

[GUNMEDIA]

11) STRICTER GUN LAWS?
In general, do you feel that laws covering the sale of firearms should be made more strict,less strict or kept as they are now?

STRICTER GUN LAWS %
More Strict 64.6
Less Strict 5.2
Same 28.6
Not sure 1.6
TOTAL 100.0

[GUNLAWS]

12) COOLING OFF PERIOD
Require a 5-day waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a handgun, to keep the buyer from acting on impulse against himself or others.

COOLING OFF PERIOD %
Approve 88.5
Disapprove 9.6
Not Sure 2.0
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWCOOL]

13) REGISTER HANDGUNS
Register all handguns, at the time of purchase, so that they could be traced by the police when necessary for criminal investigations.

REGISTER HANDGUNS %
Approve 96.0
Disapprove 4.0
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWREG]

14) BACKGROUND CHECK
Require all handgun buyers to pass a criminal background check, whether they are buying the gun from a gun dealer or a private individual; at a store or gun show?

BACKGROUND CHECK %
Approve 92.1
Disapprove 7.9
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWCHECK]

15) LICENSE
Require handgun buyers to obtain a gun owner's license before purchasing a handgun.

LICENSE %
Approve 90.3
Disapprove 9.7
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWLIC]

16) RAISE AGE
Raise the age at which someone can purchase a handgun from 18 to 21.

RAISE AGE %
Approve 64.4
Disapprove 34.0
Not Sure 1.6
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWAGE]

17) BAN CIVILIANPOSSESSION
Ban the possession of handguns except by the police and other authorized personnel.

BAN CIVILIAN
POSSESSION
%
Approve 37.6
Disapprove 59.9
Not Sure 2.4
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWBAN]

18) BAN ALL POSSESSION
Ban the possession of handguns by all persons, even the police.

BAN ALL POSSESSION %
Approve 11.1
Disapprove 87.4
Not Sure 1.5
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWBANS]

19) TRIGGER LOCK
Require all guns sold in the US to have a trigger lock, a device that prevents a gun from being fired until the device is unlocked and removed.

TRIGGER LOCK %
Approve 86.7
Disapprove 13.3
TOTAL 100.0

[SAFETRIG]

20) SAFETY COURSE
Require anyone who wants to buy a gun to first pass a gun safety course.
 

SAFETY COURSE %
Approve 88.6
Disapprove 10.1
Not Sure 1.3
TOTAL 100.0

[SAFECOUR]

21) CHILDREN AND SAFE STORAGE
Hold adults criminally responsible if they fail to store a gun safely and a child harms himself or someone else with that gun.

CHILDREN AND SAFE STORAGE %
Approve 77.6
Disapprove 22.4
TOTAL 100.0

[SAFESTOR]

22) LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN
The government should do everything it can to keep handguns out of the hands of criminals, even if it means that it will be harder for law-abiding citizens to purchase handguns.

LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN %
Strong Agree 42.4
Agree 40.3
Disagree 11.3
Strong Disagree 4.7
Not Sure 1.2
TOTAL 100.0

[LAWABIDE]

23) CONSTITUTION
In your opinion, does the US Constitution guarantee individual citizens the right to own firearms?

CONSTITUTION %
Yes 80.6
No 13.2
Not Sure 6.1
TOTAL 100.0

[CONSTIT]

24) REGULATION ANDCONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
Do you believe that laws regulating the sale and use of handguns violate the constitutional rights of gun owners?(Not asked of respondents who answered No on #23).

REGULATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS %
Yes 30.0
No 63.7
Not Sure 6.3
TOTAL 100.0

[CONLAW]

Questions 25 to 30 measure potential for gun-control activism. They were not asked of a small group of respondents (about 8 percent of the sample)who responses to items 11 (less or same) and/or 15 (disapprove) revealed that they were generally opposed to control measures.

25) ACTIVISM: PETITION
Suppose a friend who thinks like you do about these issues asked you to sign a petition calling for stronger gun control laws. On a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being very Unlikely and 5 being very likely, how likely is it that you would sign the petition

ACTIVISM: PETITION %
Very Unlikely (5) 9.4
(4) 4.9
(3) 16.7
(2) 26.0
Very likely (1) 43.1
100.0 TOTAL

[PETITION]

26) ACTIVISM: MEETING
Attend a meeting of a group that promotes stricter gun control.

ACTIVISM: MEETING %
Very unlikely (5) 15.9
(4) 13.1
(3) 29.1
(2) 23.0
Very likely (1) 18.9
TOTAL 100.0

[MEETING]

27) ACTIVISM: OFFICIAL
Attend a meeting of students with a local official to urge passage of stricter gun laws.

ACTIVISM: OFFICIAL %
Very unlikely (5) 13.2
(4) 13.5
(3) 25.5
(2) 24.3
Very likely (1) 23.5
TOTAL 100.0

[OFFICIAL]

28) ACTIVISM: MARCH
Participate in a demonstration or protest march for stronger gun control.
 

ACTIVISM: MARCH %
Very unlikely (5) 25.9
(4) 18.7
(3) 22.0
(2) 19.8
Very likely (1) 13.6
TOTAL 100.0

[MARCH]

29) ACTIVISM: VOLUNTEER 5 HOURS
Volunteer 5 hours a week for a gun control group.

ACTIVISM: VOLUNTEER
5 HOURS
%
Very Unlikely (5) 30.9
(4) 19.3
(3) 22.9
(2) 17.1
Very likely (1) 9.8
TOTAL 100.0

[FIVE HRS]

30) ACTIVISM: YOUTH INFLUENCE
On the same 1-to-5 scale, how likely do you think it is that organized efforts by young people could influence gun laws?

ACTIVISM:
YOUTH INFLUENCE
%
Very unlikely (5) 6.7
(4) 9.6
(3) 27.3
(3) 33.2
Very likely (1) 21.9
Not sure 1.3
TOTAL 100.0

[YOUNG]

31) POPULATION
Which best describes the place you live? Rural Area; Suburb; Town or City under 100k; Medium-sized City, between 100k & 500k; Large City over 500k.

 

POPULATION %
Rural area 26.9
Suburb 23.4
Town<100k 23.2
City100-500k 16.7
City500k+ 8.0
Not Sure 1.8
TOTAL 100.0

[PLACE]

32) NEIGHBORHOOD INCOMES
Compared to other Americans, would you say that the families in your neighborhood have incomes in the top third, in the middle third, or in the lower third?

NEIGHBORHOOD INCOMES %
Top1/3 18.7
Middle1/3 68.2
Lower1/3 8.7
Not Sure 4.4
TOTAL 100.0

[PLACE$$$]

33) NEIGHBORHOOD GUN PURCHASE
Would it be easy for a person your age, living in your neighborhood to obtain a handgun?

NEIGHBORHOOD GUN PURCHASE %
Yes 44.5
No 49.1
Not Sure 6.4
TOTAL 100.0

[GETGUN]

34) NEIGHBORHOOD GUN VIOLENCE
To your knowledge, has anyone ever been killed or seriously injured by a gunshot in your neighborhood?

NEIGHBORHOOD GUN VIOLENCE %
Yes 26.8
No 73.2
TOTAL 100.0

[GUNKILL]

35) WHEN GUN VIOLENCE?
How recently did this happen? Stop me when I get to the right time period. Within the last week, within . .. (Asked only of respondents who answered Yes to #34)

WHEN GUN VIOLENCE? %
Last week 8.3
Last mo. 6.9
Last 6mo. 19.0
Last Yr. 23.0
Over Yr. 42.8
TOTAL 100.0

[WHENKILL]

36) SEX

SEX %
Male 48.2
Female 51.8
TOTAL 100.0

[SEX]

37) RACE/ ETHNICITY
Which category best describes your ethnic or racial background?White, Black or African American, Hispanic, Asian, Other or Mixed.

RACE/ ETHNICITY %
White 72.6
Black 11.0
Hispanic 8.6
Asian 3.6
Other/ Mixed 4.3
TOTAL 100.0

[RACEETH]

38) PARENTS
Do you live with both parents, your mother only, your mother and stepfather, your father only, or your father and stepmother, neither parent, or shared time with both.

PARENTS %
2 PARENTS 73.1
MOTHER 13.1
MA&STEP 5.1
FATHER 2.8
PA&STEP 1.6
NEITHER 3.0
SHARED 1.4
TOTAL 100.0

[2PARENTS & PARENTS]

39) FAMILY INCOME
If you had to make a rough guess, what will your family’s income be this year?

FAMILY INCOME %
Below$50K 21.7
About$50K 33.8
Above$50K 33.5
Not Sure 11.0
TOTAL 100.0

[FAM$$]

40) FATHER'S EDUCATION
How much education did your father complete? Did not complete high school, High School, Some College, College graduate, Post graduate education.

FATHER'S EDUCATION %
NOT HS 13.7
HS 31.7
SOME COL 17.6
COL 24.1
GRAD ED 11.1
NOT SURE 2.5
TOTAL 100.0

[PAED]

41) MOTHER'S EDUCATION
How much education did your mother complete?

MOTHER'S EDUCATION %
NOT HS 11.8
HS 31.3
SOME COL 18.1
COL 28.4
GRAD ED 8.9
NOT SURE 1.5
TOTAL 100.0

[MAED]

42) LONG GUNS
Do you or anyone else in your household own a rifle or shotgun?

LONG GUNS %
Yes 44.5
No 55.5
TOTAL 100.0

[LONGUN]

43) HANDGUN
Do you or anyone else in your household own a handgun?

HANDGUN %
Yes 24.8
No 75.2
TOTAL 100.0

[HANDGUN]

44) NRA
Do you or anyone in your household belong to the NRA-- the National Rifle Association?

NRA %
Yes 12.6
No 83.6
Not Sure 3.8
TOTAL 100.0

[NRA]

45) POLITICALPARTY
Do you consider yourself a Democrat, Republican or neither?

POLITICALPARTY %
Democrat 23.9
Republican 19.0
Neither 49.5
Not Sure 7.7
TOTAL 100.0

[PARTY]

46) RELIGION
Do you consider yourself Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion or no religion at all?

RELIGION %
Protestant 17.6
Catholic 29.6
Jewish 1.8
Some other 32.7
None 17.2
Not Sure 1.2
TOTAL 100.0

[RELIGION]

47) BORN AGAIN
Would you describe yourself as an evangelical or born again Christian? [Not asked of respondents who replied Jewish or none on previous question]

BORN AGAIN %
Yes 50.7
No 38.6
Not Sure 10.9
TOTAL 100.0

[BORNAGN]

48) VIDEO GAMES
In the past week, have you played any first person action games, such as Half-Life, Bond or Quake, where the objective is to kill your opponent?

VIDEO GAMES %
Yes 25.1
No 74.9
TOTAL 100.0

[GAMES]

49) GRADES
What have your grades been during the current school year? Stop me when I get to the right level

GRADES %
Mostly A's 26.7
A's & B's 33.0
Mostly B's 12.3
B's & C's 17.2
Mostly C's 4.3
C's & D's 5.2
D's & F's 1.1
TOTAL 100.0

[GRADES]

50) STUDY PLANS
How much schooling do you expect to complete? May not finish HS,HS, Some College, College graduate, Post graduate education

STUDY PLANS %
Not HS 1.3
HS 6.6
Some col 7.6
Col grad 62.1
Post grad 22.4
TOTAL 100.0

[SKOLPLAN]

51) REGION

REGION %
East 20.9
South 27.9
Midwest 30.2
West 20.9
TOTAL 100.0

[REGION]
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*NOTES: Results are weighted for parents’ education, for region, race/ethnicity, and year in school. “Not sure” responses (always volunteered) and refusals were excluded from tabulations unless they exceed 1 percent of sample.

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