Based upon a 2015 report 26.2 % of residents own guns in Illinois
No one knows the average of guns per owner as there is no registeration in place
Not sure how the numbers would be heading downward what with the increase in FOIDs in the last year and the boom in sales at LGS's
And in another study Illinois at 12,800,000 pop equaled 11,400,000 number of guns owned in the state
Cool to mention also the correlation to countrys as the relate to the size of gun ownership in this study
Where data comes from, what data is used, and how that data is presented are all relevant things to consider when looking at information like this.
For example, your first link... which shows that in 2015, 26.2% of Illinois residents owned guns.
That 2015 report was based on a 2013 online YouGov survey (here's a brief article summarizing their results), which invited 11,471 people (age 18+) nationwide to participate, 5,392 people started the survey, 4,622 people completed the survey and out of those, 4,000 were chosen to represent the national sample.
So out of those 4,000 people, some (an even split would be 80 people per state) were Illinois residents, and 26.2% of them indicated that they owned guns.
This is a perfect example of why I take most statistics with a grain of salt.
Edited by Glock23, 19 January 2017 - 12:01 PM.
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