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Questions - Mental Health - January 10-11, 2013

52% Think It's Possible To Watch Mentally Ill Closer Without Violating Their Rights
44% Favor Limits on Violent Movies and Video Games
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted January 10-11, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news stories about the recent shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut?

2* Does the United States need to take more action to identify and treat mental health issues?

3* Does the United States need to place limits on violent movies and video games?

4* What will do the most to reduce the number of mass murders like the school shootings in Connecticut — stricter gun control laws, more action to treat mental health issues, or limits on violent movies and video games?

5* Is it possible to keep people diagnosed with mental illness under stricter control and observation without violating their personal freedoms?

6* Who should be most responsible for stricter control and observation of the mentally ill – the police, schools, other government agencies, families or medical professionals?

7* Should medical professionals be required by law to notify police about any mentally ill person they consider potentially violent?

8* Should a psychological evaluation be required for anyone to buy a gun?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence