Q4: Q.4 Do you think states should or should not be required to report mentally ill people to a federal database, in order to prevent them from buying guns?

Do you think states should or should not be required to report mentally ill people to a federal database, in order to prevent them from buying guns? [GET ANSWER AND ASK:] Do you feel that way strongly, or only somewhat?

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 Should be required, STRONGLY 53868.3%
2 Should be required, SOMEWHAT 11014.0%
3 Should NOT be required, SOMEWHAT 516.5%
4 Should NOT be required, STRONGLY 506.3%
Missing Data
-1 System Missing 10.1%
8 DK/No opinion 384.8%
Total 788 100%

Based upon 749 valid cases out of 788 total cases.

Summary Statistics

  • mean: 1.48
  • median: 1.00
  • mode: 1.00
  • minimum: 1
  • maximum: 4
  • standard deviation: 0.89

Location: 156-157 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -9 , -7 , -6 , -5 , -4 , -1 , 8

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: ABC News/The Washington Post Gun Poll, April 2007.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.

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