Factor Most to Blame for Mass Shootings (October 2017)

Factor Most to Blame for Mass Shootings (October 2017)

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Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals24%
Current gun laws21%
Drug use2%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics5%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools5%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators4%
Unstable family situations5%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings10%
Don't know/no opinion10%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals16%33%28%
Current gun laws43%12%4%
Drug use1%0%3%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics1%7%9%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet12%9%16%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools6%7%4%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators3%6%4%
Unstable family situations3%4%8%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings5%11%15%
Don't know/no opinion9%11%9%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals20%20%13%
Current gun laws43%33%48%
Drug use0%2%0%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics0%2%1%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%13%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools6%5%7%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators6%2%3%
Unstable family situations3%4%2%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings3%9%3%
Don't know/no opinion6%9%12%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals29%31%24%
Current gun laws1%8%3%
Drug use1%3%4%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics9%5%11%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet18%14%15%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools2%7%4%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators7%1%5%
Unstable family situations2%11%11%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings19%9%18%
Don't know/no opinion11%11%5%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals19%25%26%
Current gun laws48%20%4%
Drug use0%1%3%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics1%1%10%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%12%15%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools2%6%6%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators3%3%6%
Unstable family situations2%5%8%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings4%13%13%
Don't know/no opinion7%15%9%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals24%18%16%
Current gun laws32%49%62%
Drug use1%0%0%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics1%1%1%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet20%12%9%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools5%1%0%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators2%4%3%
Unstable family situations2%1%3%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings7%4%3%
Don't know/no opinion7%10%3%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals35%27%20%
Current gun laws8%4%3%
Drug use4%1%5%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics4%14%8%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet15%14%16%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools4%7%7%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators4%5%7%
Unstable family situations4%9%9%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings13%9%17%
Don't know/no opinion9%10%8%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals16%31%27%
Current gun laws46%5%3%
Drug use1%3%4%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics2%7%13%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet10%14%15%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools4%12%0%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators4%2%8%
Unstable family situations3%7%8%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings5%14%17%
Don't know/no opinion9%6%6%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals25%16%24%
Current gun laws19%29%23%
Drug use2%0%2%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics6%2%4%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%14%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools4%5%10%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators5%4%3%
Unstable family situations6%3%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings11%6%12%
Don't know/no opinion9%20%6%

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categoryMaleFemale
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals25%23%
Current gun laws19%23%
Drug use2%1%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics4%6%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%13%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools4%6%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators5%4%
Unstable family situations7%4%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings11%10%
Don't know/no opinion10%10%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals17%28%23%
Current gun laws31%20%9%
Drug use1%2%2%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics3%6%6%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%11%19%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools8%4%4%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators3%5%5%
Unstable family situations5%6%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings8%9%19%
Don't know/no opinion12%9%9%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals23%28%23%21%
Current gun laws30%15%21%22%
Drug use1%3%1%2%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics2%1%5%12%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet14%15%14%11%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools9%5%5%3%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators2%3%5%6%
Unstable family situations4%5%6%5%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings8%10%10%12%
Don't know/no opinion6%15%10%7%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals9%23%30%23%23%19%
Current gun laws22%18%18%23%22%29%
Drug use2%1%2%2%2%4%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics4%6%5%5%6%2%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet20%12%12%14%18%8%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools20%8%7%6%1%2%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators2%3%5%5%4%7%
Unstable family situations0%7%4%4%5%9%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings8%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
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals19%30%24%25%
Current gun laws15%19%28%35%
Drug use2%1%1%1%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics7%5%2%3%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet15%9%19%13%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools6%7%1%3%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators4%5%3%5%
Unstable family situations8%3%4%4%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings12%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
Failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals19%30%20%
Current gun laws13%19%36%
Drug use2%3%0%
Violence in movies, video games, music lyrics8%4%3%
Spread of extremist points of view on the internet13%13%14%
Insufficient security at public buildings including businesses and schools7%5%1%
Inflamatory language from prominent political commentators4%3%6%
Unstable family situations7%5%4%
Media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings14%10%8%
Don't know/no opinion12%8%7%

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