Factor Most to Blame for Mass Shootings (October 2017)

Factor Most to Blame for Mass Shootings (October 2017)

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categoryTotal
Failures of the mental health system24%
Current gun laws21%
Drug use2%
Violence in popular culture5%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%
Insufficient security at public buildings5%
Inflamatory language from political commentators4%
Unstable family situations5%
Media attention given to perpetrators10%
Don't know/no opinion10%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Failures of the mental health system16%33%28%
Current gun laws43%12%4%
Drug use1%0%3%
Violence in popular culture1%7%9%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet12%9%16%
Insufficient security at public buildings6%7%4%
Inflamatory language from political commentators3%6%4%
Unstable family situations3%4%8%
Media attention given to perpetrators5%11%15%
Don't know/no opinion9%11%9%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Failures of the mental health system20%20%13%
Current gun laws43%33%48%
Drug use0%2%0%
Violence in popular culture0%2%1%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%13%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings6%5%7%
Inflamatory language from political commentators6%2%3%
Unstable family situations3%4%2%
Media attention given to perpetrators3%9%3%
Don't know/no opinion6%9%12%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Failures of the mental health system29%31%24%
Current gun laws1%8%3%
Drug use1%3%4%
Violence in popular culture9%5%11%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet18%14%15%
Insufficient security at public buildings2%7%4%
Inflamatory language from political commentators7%1%5%
Unstable family situations2%11%11%
Media attention given to perpetrators19%9%18%
Don't know/no opinion11%11%5%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Failures of the mental health system19%25%26%
Current gun laws48%20%4%
Drug use0%1%3%
Violence in popular culture1%1%10%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%12%15%
Insufficient security at public buildings2%6%6%
Inflamatory language from political commentators3%3%6%
Unstable family situations2%5%8%
Media attention given to perpetrators4%13%13%
Don't know/no opinion7%15%9%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Failures of the mental health system24%18%16%
Current gun laws32%49%62%
Drug use1%0%0%
Violence in popular culture1%1%1%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet20%12%9%
Insufficient security at public buildings5%1%0%
Inflamatory language from political commentators2%4%3%
Unstable family situations2%1%3%
Media attention given to perpetrators7%4%3%
Don't know/no opinion7%10%3%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Failures of the mental health system35%27%20%
Current gun laws8%4%3%
Drug use4%1%5%
Violence in popular culture4%14%8%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet15%14%16%
Insufficient security at public buildings4%7%7%
Inflamatory language from political commentators4%5%7%
Unstable family situations4%9%9%
Media attention given to perpetrators13%9%17%
Don't know/no opinion9%10%8%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Failures of the mental health system16%31%27%
Current gun laws46%5%3%
Drug use1%3%4%
Violence in popular culture2%7%13%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet10%14%15%
Insufficient security at public buildings4%12%0%
Inflamatory language from political commentators4%2%8%
Unstable family situations3%7%8%
Media attention given to perpetrators5%14%17%
Don't know/no opinion9%6%6%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Failures of the mental health system25%16%24%
Current gun laws19%29%23%
Drug use2%0%2%
Violence in popular culture6%2%4%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%14%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings4%5%10%
Inflamatory language from political commentators5%4%3%
Unstable family situations6%3%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators11%6%12%
Don't know/no opinion9%20%6%

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categoryMaleFemale
Failures of the mental health system25%23%
Current gun laws19%23%
Drug use2%1%
Violence in popular culture4%6%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%13%
Insufficient security at public buildings4%6%
Inflamatory language from political commentators5%4%
Unstable family situations7%4%
Media attention given to perpetrators11%10%
Don't know/no opinion10%10%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Failures of the mental health system17%28%23%
Current gun laws31%20%9%
Drug use1%2%2%
Violence in popular culture3%6%6%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%11%19%
Insufficient security at public buildings8%4%4%
Inflamatory language from political commentators3%5%5%
Unstable family situations5%6%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators8%9%19%
Don't know/no opinion12%9%9%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
Failures of the mental health system23%28%23%21%
Current gun laws30%15%21%22%
Drug use1%3%1%2%
Violence in popular culture2%1%5%12%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%15%14%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings9%5%5%3%
Inflamatory language from political commentators2%3%5%6%
Unstable family situations4%5%6%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators8%10%10%12%
Don't know/no opinion6%15%10%7%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Failures of the mental health system9%23%30%23%23%19%
Current gun laws22%18%18%23%22%29%
Drug use2%1%2%2%2%4%
Violence in popular culture4%6%5%5%6%2%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet20%12%12%14%18%8%
Insufficient security at public buildings20%8%7%6%1%2%
Inflamatory language from political commentators2%3%5%5%4%7%
Unstable family situations0%7%4%4%5%9%
Media attention given to perpetrators8%13%10%12%8%7%
Don't know/no opinion12%10%8%6%10%14%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Failures of the mental health system19%30%24%25%
Current gun laws15%19%28%35%
Drug use2%1%1%1%
Violence in popular culture7%5%2%3%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet15%9%19%13%
Insufficient security at public buildings6%7%1%3%
Inflamatory language from political commentators4%5%3%5%
Unstable family situations8%3%4%4%
Media attention given to perpetrators12%11%9%5%
Don't know/no opinion12%10%8%6%

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categoryThe Bible is the word of God, to be taken literallyThe Bible is the word of God, not to be taken literallyThe Bible is a book written by men
Failures of the mental health system19%30%20%
Current gun laws13%19%36%
Drug use2%3%0%
Violence in popular culture8%4%3%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%13%14%
Insufficient security at public buildings7%5%1%
Inflamatory language from political commentators4%3%6%
Unstable family situations7%5%4%
Media attention given to perpetrators14%10%8%
Don't know/no opinion12%8%7%

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