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Questions - DC Navy Shooting - September 17-18, 2013

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
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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