POLL: Texas college grads favor concealed carry at higher rates than those who never attended college

College graduates in Texas are more likely to support allowing concealed carry on university campuses than individuals without a degree, revealed a poll published by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune last week.

“Carrying concealed weapons on campus is more popular with Texas voters who attended college than those who haven’t,” said an article in the Tribune summarizing their findings.

The poll indicated that 48 percent of individuals who attended a four-year university support concealed carry versus 40 percent of high school graduates.

The strength of support, however, dropped a few points among individuals who did postgraduate work. Only 42 percent of these individuals favored concealed carry on campus.

The Tribune also said that “allowing faculty, staff and students to carry concealed handguns on college campuses is supported by 46 percent of Texas voters and opposed by 48 percent.”

“The most strongly held opinions are on the negative side, with 34 percent strongly opposing campus carry and 26 percent strongly supporting it,” the Tribune added.

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Oliver Darcy is the former editor of digital media for Campus Reform, where he was tasked with reporting on waste, fraud, and abuse taking place on our nation's college campuses. Additionally, he was responsible for editing the website’s video content and graphic design. Prior to joining the Leadership Institute, Oliver founded ExposingLeftists.com, a video driven website dedicated to exposing the inherent failures found at the core of liberal philosophies. He is currently Oliver holds his bachelors of arts degree in political science, with an emphasis in both International Relations and American Politics, from the University of California at Merced.

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