Overbrook Research (R) and
Lake Research Partners (D) completed 612 telephone surveys with Illinois registered voters from a random sample of Illinois residential phone numbers. The resulting sample matches the regional distribution of the electorate and has the following demographics: 48% male, 52% female; 76% Caucasian, 13% African American, 3% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 1% Native American, 4% Other and 2% Not known; 50% Democrats, 37% Republicans and 14% Independents or Other.
In addition to the statewide phone survey, over 300 voters were interviewed in each of three Illinois State Senate districts (23, 24, and 46), which included six House districts (45, 46, 47, 48, 91, and 92).
The sampling error for the statewide survey is +/-3.96%, at a confidence level of 95% and the sampling error for the Senate district interviews is +/-5.6% and +/-7.9% for the House districts. The surveys and interviews were conducted between February 5-13, 2009.
Click here to read the 2009 Voter Survey on Gun Regulations Fact Sheet with key highlights.
Click here to read the press release.
Below are links the polling results by Overbrook Research and Lake Research Partners for both the statewide survey and individual Senate districts:
- Statewide- Senate District 23 (DuPage County)
- Senate District 24 (DuPage County)
- Senate District 46 (Peoria area)
In addition to this poll, below are links to other recent polls and studies:
Owners: NRA Gun-Owners and Non-NRA Gun Owners,” Dr. Frank Luntz
and the Word Doctors for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, December 2009.
“Post-Election Analysis: Sensible gun laws builds bridges not burns them to moderates, McCain, and even gun owners in post-Heller world,” Penn, Schoen, & Berland Associates, Inc. for Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, November 2008.
“Americans Support Common Sense Measures to Cut Down on Illegal Guns”, Greenlan Quilan Rosner Research & The Tarrance Group for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, April 2008.
“Most Americans Say Constitution Guarantees Right to Own a Gun”, CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, June 2008.
“Public Attitudes Towards
Regulations of Firearms” National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at
the University of Chicago, March 2007
Support for Tough Enforcement of Common Sense Gun Laws” Al Quinlan
and Michael Bocian, 1/23/2007
Pulse of Democracy - Gun Laws” The Gallup Poll, last update on
2005 Report on the Illinois Policy Survey” Center for Governmental
Studies Northern Illinois University, Michael T. Peddle and Barbara
in U.S. Favors Stricter Gun Control” The Harris Poll, 6/16/04
of U.S. Adults Favors Continuing Ban on Sales of Assault Rifles” The
Harris Poll, 9/24/04