New survey on the views of academic economists who research guns

Feb 2, 2015 | Featured

The CPRC is releasing a new survey entitled: “Economists’ views on guns: Crime, suicides, and right-to-carry concealed handgun laws” (shorter published version is available here).  The survey of economists conducted from August 25th to September 12th 2014 found interesting results including:

Question 1
Question 2
Question 3

Other survey questions are available here.



  1. Richard McDowell

    Will the left ever wise up???

  2. Linda

    You’ll notice that for this article, the method of selecting the people to survey were NOT shared. Makes all the difference.

  3. johnrlott

    Dear Linda:
    If you download the report, you will in fact see that there is an extensive discussion on how the sample was created. All peer-reviewed empirical economics journal papers on firearms over 15 years were compiled. Those authors were then given the survey.


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