Year: 1981 Source: Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science, v.455, (1981), p.24-39 SIEC No: 19820514

This article compares results from two recent national surveys of public opinion on gun control and related weapons-policy issues. One survey was commissioned by the National Rifle Association, the other by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Handgun Violence. Despite the vastly different outlooks of the two sponsoring organizations, the results from both surveys are nearly identical everywhere a direct comparison is possible.