FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
83% of Voters Affirm Self-Defense Principles of SCOTUS 2A Decision
53% Say 2nd Amendment Exists Primarily for Personal Self-Defense, While Nearly 30% Believe it Exists to Protect Against Tyrannical Government
(Austin, TX—June 23, 2022) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted June 16th through June 19th of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.
“The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the 2nd Amendment underscores what Americans already know–that the 2nd Amendment fundamentally exists to afford citizens the right to self-defense. Our data shows that an overwhelming majority of voters agree with the self-defense principle outlined in this decision,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “As violence increases in our cities and public shootings continue, politicians should be looking for ways to empower good citizens to protect our streets, cities, towns, schools, and churches, rather than the counter-productive gun grab Congress is currently moving forward with. Remember, November is coming."
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KEY INSIGHT: Large Majority of Voters Say the 2nd Amendment Exists to Protect Right of Self-Defense and Against Government Tyranny
- 53.5% of voters say the 2nd Amendment exists to protect self, family, and property.
- 29.2% of voters say the 2nd Amendment exists to protect against government tyranny.
- 2.6% say protection of hunting rights.
- 14.7% of voters say the 2nd Amendment does not protect any rights they are concerned about.
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