Pew Research Center Survey Illustrates the Huge Difference in Republican and Democrat Views on Crime

Jun 11, 2024 | Survey

The Pew Research Center has an interesting survey on crime (April 8-14, 2024). On whether gun ownership by law-abiding citizens “increases safety,” while 86% of Republicans think that is true, only 23% of Democrats agree. On whether the criminal justice system is “tough enough on criminals,” 81% of Republicans say it isn’t tough enough, while only 40% of Democrats agree. While it doesn’t directly involve crime, we have also included a question on whether people are better off if they “make marriage and having children a priority, where there is a forty percentage point gap between Republicans and Democrats.