Earlier in December, the Pew Research Center came out with a new poll on Americans’ attitudes on guns. The survey, Pew’s first on the issue since January 2013, showed an overall gain in support for “gun rights” over “gun control” over the past two years. Some of the main takeaways are below:
- 52% say it’s more important to “protect the right of Americans to own guns,” whereas 46% say it’s more important to “control gun ownership;”
- 57% say guns do more to “protect people from becoming victims of crime,” while only 38% say guns “put people’s safety at risk;”
- Men favor “protecting gun rights” by a 61% to 43% margin, while women favor “controlling gun ownership” by a 54% to 43% margin;
- Whites favor “protecting gun rights” by a 61% to 37% margin, while blacks and Hispanics favor “controlling gun ownership” by a 60% to 34% and 71% to 25% margin, respectively.
February 6, 2023
This blog post is adapted from a drash by Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller at Jewish Earth Alliance's January 2023 webinar, The Climate on Capitol Hill, January 2023 with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
January 25, 2023
With 2023 in full swing, leaders and officials at every level are setting their agendas and priorities for the coming year. We continue to be proud of the power we built and mobilized in 2022 as a Reform Movement as we gather to set the agenda for our work in 2023.