Identity, experience, and threat: Assessing key correlates of firearm ownership and related behaviors in a representative sample of five US States

The purpose of this study was to examine psychosocial, experiential, and demographic correlates of firearm ownership, carrying, and storage methods.

We used a representative survey of 3,510 people living in five US states (Colorado, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Texas) conducted in 2022. Individuals provided information on past experiences with firearms, perceptions of threat and neighborhood safety, discrimination, and tolerance of uncertainty alongside demographic items.

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Principal Investigators:
Daniel C. Semenza PhD, Lauren A. Magee PhD, Michael D. Anestis PhD, and Shani A. L. Buggs MPH PhD

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