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What is the main reason that there are firearms in or around your home?
Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
What is the main reason that there are firearms in or around your home?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Hunting or sport 59.5 72.4 66.8 65.5 58.4 55.7 45.4
Protection 21.8 16.8 18.1 18.9 21.1 23.3 29.9
Work 2.7 5.5 3.9 3.8 2.7 1.6
Some other reason 16.0 5.2 11.2 11.8 17.9 19.4 24.8
Male Hunting or sport 59.5 73.2 65.0 64.1 54.8 59.5 47.9
Protection 21.5 18.2 19.9 21.1 22.2 14.9 29.7
Work 2.9 4.3 6.5 1.9 3.3 2.6
Some other reason 16.1 4.3 8.5 13.0 19.7 23.0 22.4
Female Hunting or sport 59.6 70.8 69.5 67.1 62.7 50.0 41.8
Protection 22.2 14.2 15.3 16.3 19.8 36.1 30.0
Work 2.4 8.0
6.1 1.9

Some other reason 15.9 7.1 15.3 10.5 15.6 13.9 28.2
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who keep firearms in their homes.

What is the main reason that there are firearms in or around your home?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 852 64 126 180 188 151 143
Hunting or sport 490 45 85 115 106 76 63
Protection 192 11 22 34 43 39 43
Work 23 4 4 7 6 2
Some other reason 137 3 15 23 31 29 36
Don?t know/Not sure 7 1

1 4 1
Refused 3

1 1 1
Male Total 455 40 67 91 95 85 77
Hunting or sport 265 28 44 57 52 47 37
Protection 99 8 12 19 23 14 23
Work 14 2 4 2 4 2
Some other reason 74 2 7 13 15 20 17
Don?t know/Not sure 3


1 2
Female Total 397 24 59 89 93 66 66
Hunting or sport 225 17 41 58 54 29 26
Protection 93 3 10 15 20 25 20
Work 9 2
5 2

Some other reason 63 1 8 10 16 9 19
Don?t know/Not sure 4 1


2 1
Refused 3

1 1 1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who keep firearms in their homes.