TABLE 1

Characteristics of the Underlying Sample

Sex of RespondentUnderlying Sample (n = 3949), % (95% CI)Gun-Owning Respondents (n = 2072), % (95% CI)
 Male48.4 (45.3–51.6)72.1 (69.8–74.4)
 Female51.6 (48.5–54.8)27.9 (25.6–30.3)
Age of respondent, y
 18–2919.0 (16.3–21.8)11.6 (9.9–13.6)
 30–4422.9 (20.1–25.7)22.3 (20.1–24.6)
 45–5928.5 (25.7–31.3)31.6 (29.3–34.0)
 ≥6029.6 (26.9–32.3)34.5 (32.3–36.8)
Region
 Northeast18.3 (15.9–21.1)12.4 (10.9–14.1)
 Midwest22.4 (19.9–25.0)23.8 (21.8–25.9)
 South36.9 (33.9–39.9)43.1 (40.6–45.6)
 West22.4 (19.9–25.2)20.8 (18.8–22.9)
Urbanicity
 Urban23.1 (20.4–26.1)16.2 (14.3–18.2)
 Suburban50.6 (47.5–53.8)44.2 (41.7–46.7)
 Rural26.3 (23.8–28.9)39.6 (37.2–42.2)
Ethnicity
 White (Non-Hispanic)70.5 (67.2–73.5)80.5 (78.0–82.7)
 Non-white29.5 (26.5–32.8)19.5 (17.3–22.0)
Income, $
 <75,00057.1 (54.0–60.1)51.1 (48.6–53.6)
 ≥75,00043.0 (39.9–46.1)48.9 (46.4–51.4)
Education
 <1210.5 (8.5–13.0)6.0 (4.7–7.2)
 High school graduate29.5 (26.7– 32.4)31.3 (28.9–33.8)
 >High school60.0 (56.8–63.1)62.9 (60.4–65.4)
The following were asked only of respondents who own firearms
 Average No. guns owned4.85
 Median No. guns owned2
  • —, not applicable.