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More than 60 Percent of Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer

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Americans who believe that guns make homes safer are now the majority, according to a new Gallup poll. 

Roughly 63 percent of Americans think that having a gun in the home makes it safer. 30 percent of Americans believe that having a gun in the home makes it more dangerous.

Gallup surveyed 1,017 adults of different ethnicities and political beliefs from all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, by phone. 42 percent of those surveyed said they kept a gun in the home. 53 percent said they did not keep a gun at home, and 4 percent had no opinion.

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Of those surveyed, the majority who think that guns make the home safer are white, male and vote republican.

Gallup first posed this question to Americans in 1993 and updated the measure in 2000. From 2000 to 2006, less than half of Americans believed guns in the home made it safer. Since then, the percentage has grown into the majority.

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More than 60 Percent of Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer