54% Think Media Cover Mass Shootings Too Much
62% Don't Trust Government to Fairly Enforce Gun Control Laws
33% Think Stricter Gun Laws Might Have Prevented Navy Yard Shooting
National Survey of
1,000 American Adults
Conducted September 17-18, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about a mass shooting in Washington, DC?
2* Does the United States need stricter gun control laws?
3* Will stricter gun control laws increase violent crime, decrease violent crime or have no impact on violent crime?
4* How likely is it that stricter gun control laws would have prevented the mass shooting in Washington, DC?
5* How likely is it that Congress and the president will create tougher gun control laws?'
6* Do you trust the government to fairly enforce gun control laws?
7* What will do the most to reduce the number of mass murders like the mass shooting in Washington, DC — stricter gun control laws, more action to treat mental health issues, or limits on violent movies and video games?
8* Is it possible to completely prevent mass shootings like the one in Washington, DC?
9* Does the media offer too much coverage or not enough coverage of mass shootings like the one in Washington, DC, or is the level of coverage about right?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence