National Firearm Attitudes and Behaviors Study
The National Firearm Attitudes and Behaviors Study (NFABS) examines contextual factors, beliefs, practices surrounding firearms among a nationally representative sample of adults age 18 and over.
About the survey
The National Firearm Attitudes and Behaviors Study (NFABS) is a cross-sectional survey that includes items on firearm ownership and motivation, carriage, healthcare and parent interactions about firearms, recent firearm purchase, and storage practices. Developed by the experts at the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and the statisticians at Gallup Polling Organization, the survey data will inform the Institute’s wide array of research and programmatic endeavors. The survey presents an opportunity for current postdoctoral trainees to get hands-on experience with data analysis and scientific writing. Further, NFABS will provide scholars at the Institute a manner in which to examine associations between firearm injury and death risk factors and protective factors.
For more information, visit NFABS’ project page.
The NFABS survey aims to identify risk and protective factors across the socio-ecological model, with a particular focus on individuals, families and communities.