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Sneak Preview - Is Violent Media Part of the Problem?

Is Violent Media Part of the Problem?

A Year After Newtown, Just 31% Think More Gun Control Likely

54% Think More Focus on Mental Health Issues Will Prevent Future Newtown Incidents

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted December 7-8, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports
  Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment How closely have you followed recent news stories about last year’s shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut? Does the United States need stricter gun control laws? Does the United States need to take more action to identify and treat mental health issues? Does the United States need to place limits on violent movies and video games? Can schools ever be made completely safe against violence like the incident in Connecticut? What will do the most to reduce the number of mass murders like the school shootings in Connecticut? How likely is it that congress and the president will create tougher gun control laws? Do you agree or disagree with a court's decision to release to the media recordings of the 911 calls from the Connecticut school shootings? Do you own a gun?
Adults Men Women 18-39 40-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $30K $30K-$50K $50K-$100K $100K-$200K $200K+ Not sure Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other Very closely Somewhat closely Not very closely Not at all Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Yes No Not sure Stricter gun control laws More action to treat mental health issues Limits on violent movies and video games Not sure Very likely Somewhat likely Not very likely Not at all likely Not sure Agree Disagree Not sure Yes No Not sure
Does the United States need to place limits on violent movies and video games? Yes 42% 36% 48% 26% 49% 57% 26% 38% 23% 53% 40% 50% 44% 38% 49% 38% 42% 42% 39% 43% 49% 49% 35% 37% 51% 32% 41% 43% 41% 45% 31% 63% 34% 51% 38% 38% 27% 43% 49% 34% 55% 45% 23% 41% 100% 0% 0% 53% 37% 47% 46% 34% 84% 24% 62% 45% 40% 29% 44% 40% 47% 39% 41% 42% 45%
No 46% 56% 36% 63% 40% 26% 70% 52% 61% 31% 48% 39% 42% 51% 39% 48% 46% 45% 51% 43% 40% 37% 52% 57% 37% 44% 49% 42% 53% 42% 55% 23% 57% 40% 48% 48% 68% 16% 38% 58% 15% 44% 71% 30% 0% 100% 0% 36% 55% 25% 42% 54% 11% 52% 35% 43% 47% 62% 32% 50% 43% 42% 51% 43% 50%
Not sure 12% 9% 16% 11% 11% 18% 3% 10% 17% 16% 12% 11% 14% 11% 12% 14% 12% 14% 9% 14% 10% 14% 13% 6% 12% 24% 10% 15% 6% 13% 14% 14% 9% 9% 14% 14% 5% 41% 13% 9% 30% 11% 6% 28% 0% 0% 100% 11% 8% 28% 12% 12% 5% 25% 3% 12% 14% 9% 24% 10% 10% 19% 8% 16% 5%
Survey Demographics
  Total
Adults
Gender Men 49%
Women 51%
  Total
Adults
Age 18-39 37%
40-64 43%
65+ 20%
  Total
Adults
Race White 64%
Black 11%
Other 24%
  Total
Adults
Party Republican 28%
Democrat 35%
Other 37%