Everytown partnered with Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) to produce a first-of-its-kind report on youth attitudes about guns, gun violence and gun safety.

The report studied the views of young people between the ages of 14 and 30 on topics including their access to guns, how safe they feel, their experiences with gun violence, their political views, the media they consume, and how they think about concepts like male supremacy, racial resentment and the Second Amendment. It contains information and insights into how the nation’s young people are thinking about and being impacted by the prevalence of guns and gun violence in the US.

Findings include:

  • Four in five young people believe that the level of gun violence our country is experiencing is a problem
  • The average young person knows at least one person who has been shot and wounded or killed
  • About 40% of young people have at least “somewhat easy” access to a gun, with 21% having “very easy” access to a gun

An executive summary is available here; and the full report can be found  at the link below.

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