According to the survey, which has polled voters since 1999 about U.S. household gun ownership, 52 percent of respondents this year said they or someone in their home owns a gun.
The number is up from 46 percent in 2019, according to an NBC News and Wall Street Journal poll. More than a decade ago in February 2013, the share of U.S. households that owned a gun was 42 percent.
"In the last 10 years, we've grown [10 points] in gun ownership. That's a very stunning number," Micah Roberts of Public Opinion Strategies, who co-conducted the poll with Hart Research, told NBC News. "By and large, things don't change that dramatically that quickly when it comes to something as fundamental as whether you own a gun