Factor Most to Blame for Mass Shootings (June 2022)

Factor Most to Blame for Mass Shootings (June 2022)

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Current gun laws25%
Failures of the mental health system20%
Unstable family situations13%
Spread of extremism on the internet10%
Media attention given to perpetrators8%
Insufficient security at public buildings7%
Inflammatory political language5%
Violence in popular culture5%
Drug use2%
Don't know/No opinion6%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Current gun laws50%17%6%
Failures of the mental health system13%23%25%
Unstable family situations3%12%21%
Spread of extremism on the internet15%10%6%
Media attention given to perpetrators4%4%13%
Insufficient security at public buildings2%7%11%
Inflammatory political language5%5%3%
Violence in popular culture3%3%8%
Drug use0%3%2%
Don't know/No opinion5%14%4%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Current gun laws40%40%58%
Failures of the mental health system17%16%9%
Unstable family situations1%6%3%
Spread of extremism on the internet22%17%11%
Media attention given to perpetrators4%6%4%
Insufficient security at public buildings0%3%3%
Inflammatory political language7%6%4%
Violence in popular culture3%1%3%
Drug use0%0%1%
Don't know/No opinion6%5%4%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Current gun laws4%13%4%
Failures of the mental health system23%24%26%
Unstable family situations19%19%23%
Spread of extremism on the internet9%4%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators14%13%13%
Insufficient security at public buildings14%10%10%
Inflammatory political language2%2%5%
Violence in popular culture8%9%8%
Drug use4%3%2%
Don't know/No opinion2%4%4%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Current gun laws51%24%9%
Failures of the mental health system12%20%25%
Unstable family situations3%9%21%
Spread of extremism on the internet18%9%6%
Media attention given to perpetrators4%5%13%
Insufficient security at public buildings2%7%10%
Inflammatory political language4%7%2%
Violence in popular culture1%4%8%
Drug use1%2%3%
Don't know/No opinion2%14%4%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Current gun laws48%50%55%
Failures of the mental health system12%13%12%
Unstable family situations3%3%4%
Spread of extremism on the internet17%20%15%
Media attention given to perpetrators12%3%0%
Insufficient security at public buildings1%4%1%
Inflammatory political language3%3%7%
Violence in popular culture3%1%1%
Drug use0%2%1%
Don't know/No opinion2%2%3%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Current gun laws13%7%8%
Failures of the mental health system18%27%27%
Unstable family situations18%23%21%
Spread of extremism on the internet11%3%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators14%15%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings12%10%9%
Inflammatory political language1%3%3%
Violence in popular culture6%9%8%
Drug use2%2%3%
Don't know/No opinion5%1%6%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Current gun laws22%30%27%
Failures of the mental health system21%15%20%
Unstable family situations17%4%9%
Spread of extremism on the internet10%13%8%
Media attention given to perpetrators8%10%8%
Insufficient security at public buildings9%5%5%
Inflammatory political language3%4%6%
Violence in popular culture6%4%4%
Drug use1%1%3%
Don't know/No opinion3%12%9%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Current gun laws20%29%
Failures of the mental health system24%16%
Unstable family situations12%13%
Spread of extremism on the internet10%10%
Media attention given to perpetrators10%7%
Insufficient security at public buildings7%7%
Inflammatory political language5%5%
Violence in popular culture4%6%
Drug use2%2%
Don't know/No opinion6%6%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Current gun laws26%27%15%
Failures of the mental health system15%22%24%
Unstable family situations10%13%17%
Spread of extremism on the internet13%8%11%
Media attention given to perpetrators6%9%9%
Insufficient security at public buildings7%6%10%
Inflammatory political language5%5%4%
Violence in popular culture6%4%5%
Drug use4%1%1%
Don't know/No opinion9%4%6%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Current gun laws30%21%23%28%
Failures of the mental health system23%20%20%18%
Unstable family situations6%13%15%13%
Spread of extremism on the internet12%10%9%10%
Media attention given to perpetrators7%10%6%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings4%7%8%7%
Inflammatory political language6%3%6%4%
Violence in popular culture0%6%6%5%
Drug use2%2%2%1%
Don't know/No opinion10%8%5%3%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Current gun laws4%18%24%29%30%27%
Failures of the mental health system17%27%19%20%16%16%
Unstable family situations0%11%12%10%15%15%
Spread of extremism on the internet25%5%10%9%11%16%
Media attention given to perpetrators7%10%9%8%6%10%
Insufficient security at public buildings34%6%8%7%5%6%
Inflammatory political language5%2%4%7%7%4%
Violence in popular culture3%6%6%4%4%5%
Drug use0%1%2%2%3%1%
Don't know/No opinion4%12%7%3%3%1%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Current gun laws20%22%26%36%
Failures of the mental health system18%21%22%21%
Unstable family situations18%12%13%4%
Spread of extremism on the internet6%8%9%21%
Media attention given to perpetrators10%10%5%5%
Insufficient security at public buildings9%7%5%2%
Inflammatory political language5%5%4%4%
Violence in popular culture7%6%2%1%
Drug use2%3%3%0%
Don't know/No opinion4%5%11%6%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
Current gun laws15%20%42%21%
Failures of the mental health system20%22%18%14%
Unstable family situations17%15%6%8%
Spread of extremism on the internet5%9%17%4%
Media attention given to perpetrators13%8%5%4%
Insufficient security at public buildings7%9%4%8%
Inflammatory political language7%4%3%5%
Violence in popular culture7%6%1%12%
Drug use3%2%0%3%
Don't know/No opinion8%4%4%20%

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