Missouri Oversample of the 2022 Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) National Survey
To further strengthen knowledge of factors related to the prevention of firearm injuries within Missouri, the University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury will collaborate with the Missouri Foundation for Health to expand the scope of the IFIP National Survey by collecting data from a representative sample of Missouri adults. The overall intended outcome of this proposed project is to produce high-quality data to expand knowledge about firearm-related attitudes, behaviors, and practices among families in Missouri, which can ultimately be used to address and prevent firearm violence in the United States and Missouri in particular.
To further strengthen knowledge of key factors related to the prevention of firearm injuries within Missouri, researchers at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention (UM IFIP) will collaborate with the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) to expand the scope of the IFIP National Survey by collecting cross sectional survey data from a representative sample of Missouri adults (aged 18+). The initial step of this proposed project will be to adapt the questionnaires used in the National Survey to include Missouri-specific survey questions. IFIP researchers will engage with MFH research staff and stakeholders to set research aims and determine topic areas that are of highest priority to be covered in the questionnaires. Once the areas of interest are identified, we will work with MFH staff and stakeholders to select and/or develop survey measures that are developmentally appropriate and relevant to the specific context of Missouri. The next phase of this proposed project will be to partner with Gallup, a global survey firm to administer the survey. The IFIP research team will develop a brief report of the Missouri-related findings and compare the data to other national surveys. Findings will be disseminated through academic outlets (e.g., peer-reviewed journals, national or statewide professional conferences), through MFH networks and outlets, the IFIP website, and other outlets as relevant.