WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) – More Americans than ever believe having a gun in the house makes it safer.
A new Gallup poll reveals the percentage of Americans who feel that way has more than doubled since 2000, to 63%.READ MORE: Pennsbury School Board President Details Violent Threats Made Against Board Members
Apparently, between 2000 and 2006 less than half of Americans said having a gun made them feel safer, but since 2006, the percentage in favor of having a firearm in the house has been slowly increasing.
Two-thirds of whites and Southerners are in favor of having a gun to increase security, but a majority of minorities say they feel the same.
According to Gallup, the percentage of Republicans who say having a gun makes them feel safer has nearly doubled since 2000, from 44% to 81%. Democrats, on the other hand, do not see things the same way. Only 41% feel a gun makes a home safer, and about half believe it actually makes a home more dangerous.READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Boy Killed In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run, Police Say
Gallup says the survey includes responses from about 1,000 randomly selected American adults and was conducted in October 2014.
To see the poll results, click here.Accused Jefferson University Hospital Shooter Stacey Hayes Found Unfit To Stand Trial
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