Florida survey shows support for firearms in public schools
A public policy survey in Florida shows 56 percent of residents questioned support allowing trained staff to carry firearms inside public schools.
The results of the 2016 USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey, released in increments over the last month by the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, indicate 35 percent of the 1,248 people surveyed “strongly favor” the idea and another 21 percent said they would just “favor” such a proposal.
Strong supporters tended to fit into one of the following groups: white, working-age, male, college graduates, affluent and living in Orlando or northern Florida.
Meanwhile, 29 percent said they “strongly oppose” the idea and 11 percent responded as just “opposed.”
The opposition was comprised mostly of females, the elderly, African-Americans, lower-income households, those with lower levels of education and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale residents, according to The Sunshine State News.