Table 1

Demographic characteristics of all survey respondents, gun owners among respondents, and a comparison group of gun owners from a national public opinion survey; values are number (%)

CharacteristicAll survey respondents (n=92)Gun owners among respondents (n=74)Gun owner comparison group* (n=605)
*1989 Yankelovich Clancy Shulman, national public opinion survey of gun owners.
Gender
Male57 (62)51 (69)454 (75)
    Female33 (36)22 (30)151 (25)
    Unknown2 (2)1 (1)
Age (years)
    <3514 (15)12 (16)230 (38)
    35–5439 (42)33 (45)169 (28)
    55+37 (40)28 (38)206 (34)
    Unknown2 (2)1 (1)
Income
    <$20 00010 (11)9 (12)121 (20)
    $20 000–$49 00045 (49)38 (51)278 (46)
    $50 000+30 (33)22 (30) 91 (15)
    Unknown7 (8)5 (7)115 (19)