Poll: Majority of Americans Have a Favorable Opinion of the NRA

By Susan Jones | December 28, 2012 | 7:08am EST

Second Amendment supporters fill out NRA applications at an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

(CNSNews.com) - What is your overall opinion of the National Rifle Association?

Fifty-four percent of Americans said they have a favorable opinion of the NRA, while 38 percent have an unfavorable opinion, according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted Dec. 19-22.

The public's opinion of the NRA has fluctuated in the years since Gallup began measuring it in 1993, from a low of 42 percent favorable in 1995 to a high of 60 percent favorable in 2005.

Other poll findings:

-- 21% of Americans have a very favorable opinion of the NRA, and 18% have a very unfavorable opinion.

-- 83% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of the NRA, compared with only 36% of Democrats. Among Independents, favorability was 54%.

-- 71% of Americans with a gun in the household hold a favorable opinion of the NRA, while 40% of non-gun-owning households also have a favorable opinion of the NRA.

Results for the USA Today/Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 19-22, 2012, with a random sample of 1,038 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

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