Table 1

Participant demographics and concern about COVID-19 by survey group

Persons with COVID-19-related firearm purchasePersons without COVID-19-related firearm purchaseTotal n=1105
Prior owners n=158New ownersPrior owners n=192Non-owners
Household firearm ownership n=178No household firearm ownership n=179Household firearm ownership n=176No household firearm ownership n=222
Age, mean (SD)35.7 (10.1)33.5 (9.5)35.0 (9.4)41.8 (12.8)34.8 (11.5)37.6 (12.2)36.5 (11.4)
Sex
 Female119 (75.3)89 (50.0)116 (64.8)111 (57.8)64 (36.4)125 (56.3)624 (56.5)
 Male36 (22.8)88 (49.4)62 (34.6)78 (40.6)109 (61.9)92 (41.4)465 (42.1)
 Prefer not to say3 (1.9)1 (0.6)1 (0.6)3 (1.6)3 (1.7)5 (2.3)16 (1.4)
Race/Ethnicity
 American Indian/Alaskan Native2 (1.3)3 (1.7)2 (1.1)1 (0.5)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)8 (0.7)
 Asian21 (13.3)17 (9.6)15 (8.4)5 (2.6)14 (8.0)23 (10.4)95 (8.6)
 Hispanic5 (3.2)11 (6.2)10 (5.6)5 (2.6)5 (2.8)12 (5.4)48 (4.3)
 Multiracial7 (4.4)8 (4.5)10 (5.6)12 (6.2)8 (4.5)13 (5.9)58 (5.2)
 Non-Hispanic black25 (15.8)17 (9.6)23 (12.8)14 (7.3)14 (8.0)9 (4.1)102 (9.2)
 Non-Hispanic white98 (62.0)122 (68.5)116 (64.8)155 (80.7)135 (76.7)164 (73.9)790 (71.5)
 Other0 (0.0)0 (0.0)3 (1.7)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.5)4 (0.4)
Currently working*
 Working at your usual job50 (32.3)56 (31.8)63 (35.6)84 (44.2)49 (28.2)80 (36.4)382 (35.0)
 Working remotely, when your job is not usually remote84 (54.2)89 (50.6)85 (48.0)75 (39.5)80 (46.0)99 (45.0)512 (46.9)
 Laid off/furloughed due to COVID-1915 (9.7)26 (14.8)28 (15.8)20 (10.5)37 (21.3)35 (15.9)161 (14.7)
 Working a different job than you normally do6 (3.9)5 (2.8)1 (0.6)11 (5.8)8 (4.6)6 (2.7)37 (3.4)
Classified as an essential worker33 (20.9)38 (21.3)36 (20.1)31 (16.1)26 (14.8)27 (12.2)191 (17.3)
Household member with a chronic illness60 (38.0)49 (27.5)39 (21.8)51 (26.6)44 (25.0)38 (17.1)281 (25.4)
Household member with diagnosed mood disorder66 (41.8)59 (33.1)40 (22.3)43 (22.4)51 (29.0)53 (23.9)312 (28.2)
Household member with dementia or other memory loss disorder52 (32.9)20 (11.2)21 (11.7)4 (2.1)9 (5.1)5 (2.3)111 (10.0)
Household with children under the age of 1877 (48.7)95 (53.4)86 (48.0)83 (43.2)74 (42.0)80 (36.0)495 (44.8)
 >1 child aged 0–5 years42 (54.6)49 (51.6)38 (44.2)41 (49.4)37 (50.0)39 (48.8)246 (49.7)
 >1 child aged 6–12 years32 (41.6)51 (53.7)37 (43.0)43 (51.8)35 (47.3)35 (43.8)233 (47.1)
 >1 child aged 13–17 years18 (23.4)21 (22.1)25 (29.1)25 (30.1)25 (33.8)26 (32.5)140 (28.3)
Have you ever lived in a home with a firearm?158 (100.0)178 (100.0)75 (41.9)192 (100.0)176 (100.0)47 (21.2)826 (74.8)
 Firearm belonged to respondent158 (100.0)0 (0.0)22 (29.3)192 (100.0)0 (0.0)6 (12.8)378 (34.2)
 Firearm belonged to family member125 (79.1)159 (89.3)61 (81.3)90 (46.9)164 (93.2)40 (85.1)639 (57.8)
 Firearm belonged to roommate8 (5.1)23 (12.9)10 (13.3)4 (2.1)8 (4.5)2 (4.3)55 (5.0)
 Firearm belonged to other0 (0.0)2 (1.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)5 (2.8)3 (6.4)10 (0.9)
  • *Data missing for 13 respondents.