It depends on the source, but it looks like 32-39% of households will
contain at least one firearm.
"2001 National Gun Policy Survey of the National Opinion Research Center:
Research Findings" by Tom W. Smith.
"The proportion of households with a firearm has been in slow decline over
the last quarter century (Table 6). In the early 1970s about 50% of adults
lived in households that kept a firearm. This now has fallen about 34-35%.
Similarly, the percent of adults living in a household with a gun fell from
a high of 51% in 1977 to a low of 32-33% in 2000-2001."
"ROCHESTER, NY, May 30, 2001 ? Two in every five adults (39%) live in
households where one or more guns are owned. ... These are the results of
The Harris Poll of 1,014 adults surveyed by telephone between April 26 and
"Prevalence of Household Firearms and Firearm-Storage Practices in the 50
States and the District of Columbia: Findings From the Behavioral Risk
Factor Surveillance System, 2002" by Catherine A. Okoro, David E. Nelson,
James A. Mercy, Lina S. Balluz, Alex E. Crosby and Ali H. Mokdad from
Pediatrics 2005;116;370-376 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2005-0300
"Methods. We analyzed data from the 2002 cross-sectional Behavioral Risk
Factor Surveillance System survey of 240735 adults from randomly selected
households with telephones in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Results. Nationally, 32.6% of adults reported that firearms were kept in
or around their home."
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