New survey on the views of academic economists who research guns

2 Feb , 2015  

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.



7 Responses

  1. […] group, whose methodology has been criticized by Lott’s institute in the past. A recent survey by the Crime Prevention Research Center found Everytown for Gun Safety, which publishes studies and […]

  2. Richard McDowell says:

    Will the left ever wise up???

  3. Linda says:

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

  4. johnrlott says:

    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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  6. […] information on our survey is available here (the original survey), here (an op-ed at Fox News by John Lott (note that unlike Hemenway, Lott […]

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