A recent telephone survey of adults 18 and older, commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), shows that 74 percent of the people polled approved of hunting.
“The numbers have been consistent over the past two decades,” Mark Damian Duda, executive director of Responsive Management, the research firm that conducted the study said in a press release. “Support for hunting is solid.”
In addition to finding strong support for hunting, the study found that 94 percent of the people polled approved of Americans’ right to hunt as long as “they do so legally and in accordance with hunting laws and regulations.” Personal opinions about hunting did not affect this number.
“It’s gratifying to see that strong public support for our great tradition of hunting is unwavering,” Steve Sanetti, NSSF president and CEO said in a press release. “For many of us, it is extremely fulfilling to provide food for ourselves and our families through hunting, even if only on a few days a year. That’s one of many reasons why NSSF and others work so diligently to protect hunting.”
The NSSF is a firearms industry trade association whose mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. The NSSF will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.