Mental Health Leads Blame List for Mass Shootings
In the aftermath of last week’s shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, a plurality of voters see mental health as the primary cause of such incidents.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. voters believe mental health is more to blame for mass shootings in America, while 29% blame access to firearms. Another 11% say social media is more to blame for mass shootings, while seven percent (7%) blame school problems and six percent (6%) think family problems are more to blame. These findings are only slightly changed from March 2022. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 957 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on April 4-6, 2023 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.
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