2015 National Survey of Voters’ Attitudes Toward Permitless Carry

March 16, 2015

Strategies 360 conducted a national survey of likely 2016 voters on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety to better understand public attitudes towards permitless carry.Strategies 360 conducted a live telephone survey of 1,508 likely 2016 voters nationwide. Interviews were conducted February 23 - 28, 2015. A combination of landline and mobile phones were called to ensure greater coverage of the population sampled. The margin of error for a survey of 1508 interviews is ±2.5% at the 95% confidence level. The survey found that 88% of voters oppose proposals to make it legal for people to carry concealed loaded weapons in public without a permit. Opposition is broad and intense across every major demographic group, and nearly 60% of voters say they would be less likely to support a candidate who voted to allow concealed carry without a permit.

The top findings are below, and the polling memo is available here.

  Support  Oppose 
In general, do you think it should be legal or illegal to carry a concealed handgun in public places? 57% 40%
Do you support or oppose allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns in public places if they don’t have a permit? 11% 87%
Do you support or oppose allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns in public places if they don’t have a license? 10% 90%

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