Can ‘Red Flag’ Laws Prevent Mass Shootings?
Mental health problems are seen as a leading factor in mass shootings by young men, and voters overwhelmingly support so-called “red flag laws” to help prevent such tragedies.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. voters believe mental health is more to blame for mass shootings by young men in America, while 30% blame access to firearms. Ten percent (10%) think family problems are more to blame for mass shootings, while another 10% blame social media. Only four percent (4%) think school problems are more to blame. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 25-26, 2022 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, LLC. See methodology.
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