A Pew Research Center survey in early Mayfound that 41% of adults reported having a gun in their household: 27% said they personally owned a gun, and 14% said the gun or guns in their home were owned by someone else.
A third of whites own a gun, which is much greater than the rates of gun ownership among blacks (18%) and Hispanics (8%).
Gun ownership also differs substantially by region. Higher percentages in the Midwest (29%) and South (30%) say they own a gun. It’s less common in the Northeast (19%) and the West (25%).See different data from the General Social Survey.